By IAN ROBERTSON, SUN MEDIA
Activists opposing the First Nations occupation at
Organizers are inviting supporters to wave Canadian flags and posters outside his
Protester Gary McHale yesterday said in an e-mail: "We expect a few dozen people and I am sure Fantino will pressure the York Regional Police to stop us."
The provincial government had paid almost $17 million to buy out the development.
But natives continue to pursue a claim over 970 hectares of land flooded for the Welland Canal 179 years ago. Provincial Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant announced last December that the feds had offered the Six Nations $26 million to end the
In the past, Fantino has branded McHale and his group as interlopers with their own agenda, and him as a "lightning rod for confrontation and potential violence."
Organizers of the rally say: "Since Mr. Fantino has repeatedly refused to meet with residents of
The OPP had no official comment.