Native Canadians (nee Indians) for many years wanted to be treated equally to the “Whites” in Canada – but methinks that this wish has changed. I mean, why would they want to be treated like middle class Canadians who are overworked, overtaxed and over burdened when they can have:
- The Ontario Government offering $100-some-odd-million as a payoff for the Indians at Caledonia to shut down their teepees and go home. (But guess what – its not enough!)
- Another $1.9 Billion payout for the for the families of those that attended church run schools and suffered abuse at the hands of the teachers/administration. (Like this didn’t happen elsewhere to other non-Native people)
- Millions of $$$ in money coming in from the many casinos all over the country (It’s their version of giving liquor to the Redman but now the white folks get it)
- Tax exempt status; free education; many other assistance programs (a.k.a. free ride)
Not only do they get the financial benefits noted above, but they are also apparently above the law of this country. I mean, if the majority of us were to setup roadblocks on a main highway and man them with armed guards I don’t think it would take too long for the police and/or military to come in and use whatever force necessary to get the situation under control. Does Caledonia ring a bell!
I’m fed up with catering to groups like this. We cannot continue to be expected to pay up for the deeds of our forefathers. Its time to move on and for everyone to take on their respective responsibilities in supporting this province/country.
In other words – equality across the board!