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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Liberals Threaten CHCH for Running Story

As Warren himself always reminds us... "It's never the break-in, it's always the cover-up".

CHCH ran a story about a building contracter in Brantford, nowhere near the Calediona protest, who's building project was halted by some native protesters who showed up on his site and sat down in front of the construction equipment.

Check out the video for yourself...

But then the end of the video is where the story gets interesting... Ben Chin, one of the media guys for the Liberal Campaign team, contacted CHCH, and demanded that CHCH cease and desist in airing this story, or else the Liberals would contact their upper management, and may even cut off CHCH's access to the Premier during the election campaign.

That sounds like a campaign in damage control... and going way over the top. I don't know about you, but I'm thinking we may have a new issue in this campaign... and a new finalist for "Most Damaging Media Story" in my video contest.

Anyway, this story is getting bigger... a story was reported in The Kitchener/Waterloo Record, how the Six Nations has announced that all developers doing any work along the Grand River, which encompases Paris, Brantford, Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo (with KW being a growing and key technology hub here in Southwestern Ontario, no less) will have to apply to them for a permit.

WHAT?!?!?! This is exactly the sort of thing I said was coming down the pipes... the people of Southwestern Ontario are now subject to being held hostage at will, all because the Premier in Toronto was more concerned about votes than he was about solving the problem. Mr. McGuinty, your refusal to deal with the issue has now caused it to explode as an election issue. Congrats.

More stories about the confrontation with the Premier can be found here in the Brantford Expositor, and here in the Hamilton Spectator.

Some Liberals at the rally tried to counter with the statement, "We respect the Natives!" Nothing could be further from the truth... if you really respected the Native peoples of the Brantford area, you would have made this a key issue a year and a half ago, and bent over backwards to get the situation solved. Instead, you and your party refused to even talk about it, and as a result, this issue contines to fester.

Let's get moving on this... the Federal Government has initiated a new program for dealing with land claims... let's get this one on the top of the list.

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  • At Thu. Sep. 13, 11:31:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You made a very good point.
    As in parenting we don't 'respect' our kids if we see them being diruptive and ignore it.
    Dalton and Libs have shown no respect.
    Law abiding Natives (who are suffering the consequences of this tension) will totally agree with you.

  • At Thu. Sep. 13, 01:09:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    That's right. Appeasement never works.

    The elected chiefs do not agree with the position of the traditional chiefs. It is a mess.

    A rumour of another occupation near the original one in Caledonia. I'm trying to get more info.


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