Why are we still paying hydro bills for militants at Caledonia?

For Immediate Release:
March 1, 2011

Queens Park – Opposition Leader Tim Hudak marked the fifth year anniversary of the land dispute at Caledonia with questions for government as to McGuinty’s continuing support for militants on the Douglas Creek Estates site.

“It has been five years since a group of militant lawbreakers, who splintered from the elected and hereditary Six Nations leaders, began their occupation in Caledonia. The militants remain on site…the lights for some reason remain on,” Hudak noted in Question Period. “I ask you, why are Ontario families paying the hydro bills…?”

Attorney General Christopher Bentley replied with what is becoming a McGuinty mantra of bringing, “community members together”, and the need for, “the federal government…to settle a land claim”
His question unanswered, Hudak tried again to make sense of the bizarre set of circumstances which prevent Ontario taxpayers from stepping onto land they are paying for.

“Law-abiding Ontario families cannot set a foot on this now-provincially owned land. The lawbreakers remain on site and the Ontario families are being forced by your government to pay the hydro bills,” asserted Hudak. “Surely you’re sending the wrong kind of signal by having Ontario families pay the hydro bills.”

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For more information, please contact MPP Toby Barrett at
(519) 428-0446 or (905)-765-8413, 1-800-903-8629