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McGuinty asks locals for time to resolve standoff

Canadian Press
CTV Toronto
Wed. May 10 2006 11:11 AM ET

[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]

TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty is pleading with residents in Caledonia for more time to resolve a dispute by Six Nations members over a new subdivision in the town.

The standoff is blocking a main road into Caledonia, making access difficult for locals.

McGuinty says peaceful resolutions can be painstaking but he adds he's confident negotiations, led by former premier David Peterson, are still the best way to resolve the protest.

The occupation started in late February when a group of Six Nations activists moved onto the parcel of land, claiming it was stolen from them.

Aboriginals will have a chance to voice their concerns today when they meet with former federal cabinet ministers Jane Stewart and Barbara MacDougall.

Stewart and MacDougall were brought in to help with the talks after the Six Nations members said they would only deal with federal officials on land issues.

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