The Hamilton Spectator has published a letter from Gary McHale to the people of Six Nation asking some probing questions about their role in allowing native extremists to use Caledonia residents as ‘pawns.’
After working with Gary for more than 18 months I must say it is one of the best things he has ever written.
I especially like this quote since it echoes my own message to readers since the beginning of my involvement in the struggle to end race-based policing:
“The injustices of the past are used to explain the injustice of the present which can only lead to more injustice in the future. The cycle of violence must end. It is up to the good people of Six Nations to unite against the violent few who are found in any society. When that happens, all Canadians will see a clear demonstration of a true desire for peace.”
Hamilton Spectator, Letters to the Editor, Gary McHale, April 29/08: Blunt Questions
Well said. Very well said.
NOTE: The photo of Gary McHale above was taken by me in the hospital following multiple, unprovoked assaults on him by members of Six Nations during a peaceful protest by residents at an illegal smoke shack on Dec 01/07. See CANACE calls for RCMP to take over investigation after Fantino blames victims of Caledonia violence.
Mark Vandermaas, Editor
Co-founder, Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality www.canace.ca