BREAKING NEWS: Sharbot Lake occupation falling apart

2inch_voc_logo-url.jpgFrontenac Ventures’ persistence in opposing illegal blockades and OPP obstructionism in Sharbot Lake are paying off: 

Source: CBC
Date: Feb 15, 2008
Title: Algonquin co-chief to stop her uranium protest to avoid jail

link: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/15/ot-contempt-080215.html

Quote: Paula Sherman and Robert Lovelace, co-chiefs of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, were sentenced to six months in jail by Justice Douglas Cunningham in a Kingston, Ont., court Friday after being found guilty of contempt of court. Sherman was also fined $15,000 and Lovelace $25,000.

Source: Kingston Whig Standard
Date: Feb 15, 2008
Title: Former chief won’t give up uranium mine battle

link: http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=902725&auth=Sue+Yanagisawa

Quote: A former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nations yesterday told Justice Douglas Cunningham that he will continue to resist uranium prospecting on lands claimed by Frontenac Ventures Corp. north of Sharbot Lake, even if it means disobeying an order of the court.

Source: Frontenac News
Date: Feb 14, 2008
Title: Shabot Obaadjiwaan leadership backs out of Robertsville (Frontenac Ventures mine site near Sharbot Lake)

link: http://www.newsweb.ca/2008/08-06_feb_14/uranium_08-06.html 

Quote: Of the eight individuals who were facing potentially severe financial penalties as the result of contempt of court charges being pursued in Kingston Court by Frontenac Ventures Corporation, three have had their matters deferred; two have backed out and committed to ending their obstruction; and three were left to face a sentencing hearing.

Source: Kingston Whig Standard
Date: Feb 13, 2008
Title: Algonquin, prospectors negotiate resolution; Shabot Obaadjiwan admit to violations of injunction

link: htp://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=900600&auth=Sue+Yanagisawa

VoC Comment: 

Well done, Frontenac Ventures!

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada

Co-founder, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
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5 responses to “BREAKING NEWS: Sharbot Lake occupation falling apart

  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Peter Quinn

  2. Hi! Mark,

    It appears in the news the natives charged at Sharbot Lake are claiming they are Political prisoners of McGuinty and Bryant because they refused to talk to them about their claims to the land. In the same article they say that mediation talks with the Province broke down. How can this be if the Province refused to discuss the issue. Then they say the fines will bankrupt the community because they have no funding at all from the Federal Government. How can this be that these Algonquins have no funding through treaties etc. It is getting so murky with the info back and forth no one knows what to believe. Where is the Federal Government in all of this???

    MLL

    VoC REPLY:Who to believe? Natives involved in illegal occupations would never lie, would they? Regards, Mark

  3. How about posting the real story and article from the Kingston Whig.

    http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=906107&auth=Sue%20Yanagisawa%20Whig-Standard%20Court%20Reporter

    Your racist views and miopic slanted reporting are telling. To bad you don’t care about the health, safety and well-being of the local settlers and natives.

    VoC REPLY: Yeah, I know…anyone who doesn’t agree with you is a racist, etc. Yawn. As for my supposed ‘racist’ views and my ‘lack of concern’ for natives, readers can refer to Our Struggle (scroll down to ‘Is the struggle against Two Tier Justice about racism towards native people?’) to judge for themselves. I’m guessing that would be too much trouble for you, huh, Ken? It’s a whole lot easier throwing tired, worn-out epithets around at people you don’t agree with. Funny…you provided a newspaper link. I provided newspaper links. But, somehow, I’m the racist??? Hmmmm. Thanks for showing my readers, once again, just how desperate those who support native lawlessness are becoming. You’re boring the crap out of us; find a new insult. This one’s getting old.Mark

  4. Suddenly they are coming to realization that people bear responsibilities… Listen to them: fines will ruin us because we don’t receive money from the government to pay those fines. Lovely! I too don’t receive money from the government, that’s why I obey the law. Tough luck!

    VoC REPLY: As Dr. Phil would say, when you choose the action you choose the consequences. Thanks for writing, Aaron. Regards, Mark

  5. WL Mackenzie Redux

    “Thanks for showing my readers, once again, just how desperate those who support native lawlessness are becoming. You’re boring the crap out of us; find a new insult. This one’s getting old”

    How true Mark. When the BS and revisionist mythology and political spinning and lies and tantrums, an nihalist “street politik” and hissing and spitting at honest critical commentary fail the revisionist, they always..always, pull the “racist” card…or any other number of socialially stigmatizing epthets in their arsenal.

    Frankly I’m beyond bored with this vindictive callow name calling sophistry…it has been done far too long…terms like “racist” now fail to have any gravity or perspective due to anti-intellectual misuse.

    Had a demagogue pismire like Ken called me a “racist”, I’d give him his chance to prove it in a libel suit.

    Racist = Anyone who confronts a leftard with fact or reality.

    VoC REPLY: Damn you WL, you keep forcing me to get out the dictionary in order to read your posts – but, it’s worth it!!! You know, I think it’s actually starting to become politically-incorrect to call someone a racist unless they express racist views. Wow! What a concept. Regards, Mark