Christie Blatchford: Judge rebukes police for putting ‘demands of occupiers’ over other Canadians

More than 10 years after the oft-violent native occupation of the Douglas Creek Estates housing site began in Caledonia, Ont., a judge has given teeth to the claim that the Ontario Provincial Police engaged in “two-tiered” law enforcement that favoured occupiers over non-native residents.

“The OPP acted in accordance with a framework to put the demands of the occupiers ahead of the rights of other Canadian citizens,” Ontario Superior Court Judge Kim Carpenter-Gunn said in part last month.

h/t JEH

  • Scaramouche
    • Uncommunist

      He had and probably still has more integrity in his little pinky than all the authorities involved.

  • Millie_Woods

    What would they do differently if another occupation happened today?

    Face it, in Canada, minority rights trumps white taxpayer rights. Every time. And if any level of Canadian government didn’t ‘…act in accordance with a framework to put the demands of the occupiers ahead of the rights of other Canadian citizens’…, we would be condemned by the UN. You wouldn’t want Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to talk bad about us would you? The game is rigged.

    • G

      Big deal! A useless fat cat judge blusters about these people’s rights 10 years after the fact. Now that it’s all over and even the victims have been forced to move on. Just in a nick of time huh?
      You can damned well bet if an Indian/white man dispute showed up in his court his decision would factor the Indian before a single piece of evidence was produced.

      That’s the way the courts work in Canada. Decisions first, evidence second, justification third.

      • G

        Damned auto correct. The judges decision would favor the Indian if it were to happen today.

      • Waffle

        Justice delayed is justice denied. $300,000 seems like rather a paltry sum for what Fleming went through and had to wait so long for.

        I remember Caledonia. It was when I lost all respect for Julian Fantino.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      I love it when those assholes talk bad about us. We’re doing the right thing! My brother-in-law, of native heritage, was so embarassed. How many others from !’st Nations felt the same. Gord has passed on,”May he rest in peace”.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I wonder how that young WHITE guy is doing? …remember? …the one the “boggans” beat the living f*** out of, as he was working on his house….

    • Millie_Woods

      That’s right, I forgot all about that incident. I seem to recall he was beat bad.

  • Clausewitz

    This isn’t news, it’s Liberal policy.

  • felis gracilis

    McSquinty’s legacy. Thanks a lot Dull-tone.

  • Fat lot of good any of this does now.