Sajjan Wants to Give First Nations the Power to Call on Army

How could this possibly go wrong?

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is considering a request to give First Nations the power to directly call in the military when their treaty, environmental and other rights are threatened.

Ron Swain, vice-chief with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, told Sajjan during consultations with indigenous groups Wednesday that aboriginal communities deserve the same rights as provincial governments, which have the authority under the National Defence Act to call in the military to fight civil unrest and during other crises.

“We believe, in protecting our sovereign territory and our issues around environmental concerns, we should be able to trigger the same response and have our Armed Forces defending our treaties and our territories,” Swain said during a break in the closed-door meeting in Winnipeg that included about a dozen aboriginal leaders and academics.


  • What a stupid idea.

    • jt

      BLM will say we should be able to.

    • Minicapt

      Not really, especially if the Army goes in with full warloads and bayonets fixed. Most difficulties would vanish quickly.


      • Maggat

        Depends on who is calling (in) the shot.

        • Minicapt

          DND does; calling for military assistance under “Aid to the Civil Powers” means that the Army what it deems necessary, subject to the rules in the relevant Act of Parliament, without ‘guidance’ from the locals who called for help.


          • G

            You mean like in the videos from High River AB where you can plainly see DND members helping RCMP members kick in doors and invade homes?
            Is THAT in the relevant Acts of Parliament?

            Yeah, the DND were pure as the driven snow in that one weren’t they?

          • Minicapt

            Thank you for your input; have a nice day.


          • G

            Thank you. To you the same.

  • Smuggler

    Our our national rights to smuggle cigarettes between Canada and the USA to whoever we want without paying taxes are being breached!

  • Jim Horne

    This is becoming a tried and true Liberal strategy designed to divert and dilute responsibility for items for which the federal government are legally responsible.

    ● The implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) puts a UN committee in a position to decide what firearms can be sold into can from foreign countries.

    ● The Liberal Party vote against a Conservative motion declaring ISIS atrocities a genocide. (Trudeau responded that Liberals “strongly condemn” the actions of the terror group and have “formally requested” the United Nations Security Council make a determination if they constitute genocide.)

    ● The delagation of federal government power/responsibility to First Nations to directly call in the military when their treaty, environmental and other rights are threatened.

    When you elect a candidate/government do you want them to be able to give away their powers to other entities over which you have to power or control. If this sound like a back door methor of creating a European Union style of rule over the masses that is because it is.

    • Maggat

      Is that masses or messes?

  • G

    Oh don’t worry! If the Liberal government gets resistance from the peasants on this they can always leave it up to the ever compliant social engineering court of canada to order the armed forces to act on the orders of some drunken, corrupt, nepotism placed Indian chief if he feels that his cousin’s casino is in danger of looting during a flood.

  • ontario john

    I think the chiefs need to stop going to the liquor store before speaking.

  • Shebel

    Only a Liberal would consider this Nonsense.
    Our Military, will be occupied some where in Africa ,where they can Pretend to keep the Peace.

  • Shebel

    Does Sajjan even know the difference between the UN and the FN ?
    Doesn’t look like it.
    Justin doesn’t either.

  • This is race-bating pure and simple.

  • canminuteman

    I used to think Sajjan wasn’t an idiot. Guess I was wrong.