Journalist Barbara Kay, on Gary McHale, an anti-Indigenous activist, whom she calls a “true Canadian Hero”, 2013:
"In a new book, activist Gary McHale addresses the disastrous results of …violent native occupations. In doing so, he draws on fascinating anecdotal material from his own extraordinary experience.
In 2006, a group of Six Nations “warriors” illegally occupied a housing development in Caledonia, Ont. The Provincial Police, following directives from above, ignored court orders to remove them, and there Caledonia residents’ troubles began. Galvanized, McHale devoted his life to standing up for the Charter rights of Caledonian victims of Native abuses.
The saga was exposed in all its ugliness by Christie Blatchford in her 2010 book, Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us. The emboldened occupiers were joined by armed Mohawks, drug smugglers from across North America and activists from a panoply of leftist organizations (union and pro-Palestinian flags festooned hydro poles, while non-Native townspeople displaying Canadian flags were arrested “to prevent a breach of the peace”).
Native scofflaws dug up roads, cut down hydro towers, set fires, threw rocks off overpasses (1,500 incidents over a five-year period), issued death threats, swarmed terrified residents, assaulted police officers and firebombed a power station. With near-complete impunity.”
This is so much bullshit. #fuckoff