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McGuinty: "Not enough to resume talks"

CD98.9 Newsroom
Posted on 2006/6/13 11:16:08

[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.]

Premier Dalton McGuinty says the removal of a blockade at an aboriginal protest in Caledonia isn't enough to get the province back to the negotiating table. McGuinty says he wants to acknowledge the positive influence of First Nations leaders in getting the barricades down after he called off the talks yesterday. But he says Six Nations leaders must also co-operate in the capture of protesters wanted for their role in clashes with cameramen and police last week. The premier says co-operation doesn't necessarily mean there must be arrests before the province will resume negotiations. McGuinty says he wants to be sure all blockades are down and roads and railway lines in the area are passable. Community Safety Minister Monte Kwinter says Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't help things when he said the Caledonia protests were a provincial issue. But the Opposition Conservatives say it's McGuinty's lack of leadership that has allowed the occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates housing project in Caledonia to drag on since February.

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