Tuesday, August 08, 2006

McGuinty May have to Face the Real World Soon

Latest ruling by Judge David Marshall: End negotiations until protestors are off property.

More at CWC (audio clip).

I see the Ontario Liberal government as really missing in action in this dispute. Neither side is happy. Time to do what we paid you for, Grits. Lead. Do something! Is anyone out there?


Update: More at SDA. (Check out the lovely flags that fly in Caledonia. In Ontario. In Canada. I'm not making this up!)

Also Steve Janke - Could Caledonia become a Constitutional Crisis for Canada?

8 comments:

Mac said...

Judges don't like it when folks show contempt for their orders. It doesn't help when that contempt is played out daily on the front pages of the newspapers and as the lead story in the media.

For what it's worth, I don't see this as being a constitutional crisis. It's still two levels of government below being a real problem. I hope Justice Ramsey is truly and abidingly annoyed so he doesn't fall into the "Natives Always Have Extra-Constitutional Rights!"

Jason Bo Green said...

On another topic Joanne: I was surprised to get just now an email from the CBC ombudsman, which had been CC'd to several producers at the National. I'll let you know if anything else happens.

I really hope they do the right thing - I can't defend this action of theirs at all.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

mac, yeah. I agree with you, but who is Justice "Ramsey"?

Jason, I got one too! I guess maybe they're sending out form letters to reply to all the mail. I hope we get a formal explanation. I think the PM deserves an apology, as do all the taxpayers in Canada.

Mac said...

My bad... Justice Marshall.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

My bad... Justice Marshall.

lol! I thought maybe you had some inside information!

Mac said...

No inside info. There is a Justice Ramsay but he's not the one involved in Caledonia.

Mac said...

Dang... the link about Ramsey is in the date/time thingy. HTML still hates me.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Oh well, Mac. It still showed the link. Now there's an example of good cop, bad cop (er, judge)!