Wednesday, August 09, 2006

And Justice Marshall rides off into the setting sun...

Well, they're calling out the big guns now - Ontario is appealing the decision.

From the Star:

Attorney General Michael Bryant said the government will argue that the court has no jurisdiction to order an end to negotiations aimed at resolving a land occupation in Caledonia.

More from CTV.

I guess Goliath and two-tier justice won this round. Let me see now, they're going to use the court process to try to argue why they shouldn't have to listen to a court tell them what to do. Uh-huh.

(H/T to Zac and Steel City Grit.)

Also, CCC has a very valid and disturbing concern about this.


Thursday Update: OPP Get Their Woman (and Six Nations spokesman says what he thinks about the Canadian flag).

Friday Update: Vancouver Sun's view of Ontario's headache that just won't go away - The rules for civil disobedience.

Also, Six Nations Man Arrested.

11 comments:

Dennis said...

Let's see. McBall-less appealed a court ruling that would help autistic kids and now he appealing a court ruling asking for the rule of law to be respected.

This guy is a "leader?" McGuinty, do you even remember what it was like to ever have a backbone, if ever?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Dennis, I think he only listens to the courts when he likes the outcome.

PGP said...

I've noticed in the MSM news that...as I predicted some of your Ontarian Libsimps are starting to blame it all on Harper.

No surprise.

OMMAG

Mac said...

What a fine kettle of fish! Perhaps the Six Nations would prefer to negotiate directly with Her Majesty, Queen Lizzie II? We have a band here in BC which insists they have the right to do exactly that. Strangely, QEII doesn't return their calls.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mac, yeah, I guess I never realized until now that natives do not consider themselves to be Canadians.

That came as quite a shock to me when a spokesman for the natives said that on the news today.

jo said...

If the natives don't consider themselves to be Canadians, what the hell are we doing supporting them?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow, I did a double-take there for a minute! I thought I had written to myself!!

Well, Jo, all I can tell you is that a spokesman for Six Nations said on the news that they are their own nation. They do not follow Canada's rules. They will look after their own young folks who run amok, and they will not move from their land.

As to why we support them? I would suggest asking your members of parliament.

Sara said...

McGuinty likes his power and hates judges apparently. Remember he took the autistic group back to court after the judge ruled for them, what a waste of taxpayers money having him in power

Mac said...

In a way, this is poetic justice for the Liberals. Most of the judges are Liberal nominees (ie: left leaning) so the Liberals are fighting against their own activist judges who prefer their own interpretation of the Constitution to the government's agenda. Hilarious!!

As for the First Nations, most of them are happy enough being Canadian but for political reasons, their leadership claim to be independent "nations" within the nation of Canada, a pose designed to improve their bargaining position in their ongoing and perpetual negotiations.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mac, very ironic indeed about the courts and the Grits.

As for the First Nations, most of them are happy enough being Canadian but for political reasons...

Yes, I guess that the Six Nations spokesman was not speaking for all native Canadians when he said that they were not Canadians; that they were a separate nation. I guess that is the kind of status the P.Q. would like for Quebec.

I sure would like to hear from some natives who consider themselves to be Canadians. I have a few questions for them!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

As for the First Nations, most of them are happy enough being Canadian but for political reasons, their leadership claim to be independent "nations" within the nation of Canada, a pose designed to improve their bargaining position in their ongoing and perpetual negotiations.

Mac, thanks for that gentle reminder that not all First Nations tribes feel or act the same way as the Six Nations extremists in Caledonia.

I appreciate how you worded that, and your point is well taken.