September 23, 2007
Remember this date ladies and gentlemen as today is the day that the Government silence and inaction on the lawless Native terrorism and extortion in Ontario died.
Conservative leader John Tory visited Caledonia today and made clear the position his PC government will take once in office on the curse that McGuinty has placed on Caledonia, and allowed to spread throughout the Province.
The following is from the official story as sent out by the PC party:
“Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory today returned to Caledonia, the site of the ongoing land-occupation, where he called for new leadership to resolve the current standoff and prevent other illegal occupations in the future.“For over a year and a half Dalton McGuinty has permitted an illegal occupation to paralyze this entire community,” Mr. Tory said, “He has failed the people of Ontario.
“To date, Dalton McGuinty has refused to insist on the rule of law when it comes to illegal occupations. The Caledonia occupation alone has cost Ontario taxpayers $55 million so far. Similar disputes have since threatened communities ranging from Desoronto, Brantford, Hagarsville, the Village of York, and Dunnville.
Tory announced today that he would move to protect Ontario communities from illegal occupations by strengthening existing laws.
“I am announcing today that a PC government will amend provincial statutes, including the Trespass to Property Act to address the breakdown in law that results from an illegal occupation,” said Tory. This new act would respect the valid interests of each side, protect innocent bystanders, and set a policy framework for police.”
He also outlined the new ground rules that a Progressive Conservative government would enforce when confronted with an illegal occupation:
- No negotiation with anyone engaging in an illegal occupation;
- Oppose any group using an illegal occupation to extort concessions or payments
- Insist that the authority of the courts, including court injunctions, are respected and enforced; and,
• Use the justice system to pursue civil action against those who participate in, direct, or financially support illegal occupations.
“I will stand up and stand beside the people of this province to ensure they are protected,” Tory concluded. “For a safe and strong Ontario, leadership matters.”