The Ontario government is solely responsible for paying for the costs of the First Nations occupation at Caledonia, and is now attempting to shift attention away from that fact, Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice said today.
"The Constitution is very clear. Property and civil rights, the administration of justice and policing are all provincial responsiblities," Prentice said in an interview.
"What's missing here is the justification for the province to say this is a federal obligation to pay for this. While the federal government has responsibility for Indians, that doesn't override provincial law."
See the thing is Premier, that with power comes responsibility. Just wishing a problem would go away doesn't always work.