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Kapyong Barracks

The Analyst
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kropotkin1951
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The comments on the CBC are as racist as they get.  Canadian settlers seem to think since they stole the land so long ago that the rightful owners should just STFU.


6079_Smith_W
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Gee... they really, really REALLY need to widen Kenaston, don't they? And there's no way they can expropriate from Superstore and the houses across the street, or get rid of that boulevard in the middle.

Clearly some of these whiners don't have a clue what an urban reserve is.

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And if the're this bent out of shape about a piece of land that has been empty and idle for ages, I wonder what is going to happen if the Supreme Court finds in favour of the Metis land claim for 1.4 million acres, including the entire city. That case has been heard and the decision is pending.

 

 


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kropotkin1951 wrote:

The comments on the CBC are as racist as they get.  

There's more where that came from. 


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The Cost of Uncle Vic  -  by Terry Nelson

http://www.firstperspective.ca/news/2649-the-cost-of-uncle-vic

"...The court decision has strengthened the position of First Nations but don't expect a settlement of the Kapyong issue for many more years to come. We have waited 136 years for justice on the Treaty obligations, we can wait for another decade or so to settle Kapyong. The real question is; does the Whiteman have any patience when he sees the business potential of prime lands stay in limbo because the federal government didn't do the right thing when they had the chance to."


6079_Smith_W
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It would be different if it were prime land, but the base is well away from downtown, and there is lots of land just south of the tracks near there that has been developed over the past decade or so without a squeak about road infrastructure.

If they are so driven by these racist stereotypes of poverty you'd think they'd get up in arms over the slum landlords and terrible housing that is already common enough in WInnipeg. To bad that is under city jurisdiction, not First Nation, otherwise they might be tempted to scream about it.

On the other hand, I wouldn't assume that a pack of internet trolls speak for the entire city.


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The Analyst
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6079_Smith_W wrote:

It would be different if it were prime land, but the base is well away from downtown, and there is lots of land just south of the tracks near there that has been developed over the past decade or so without a squeak about road infrastructure.



Some of the comments are pure stupidity. I mean, LRT (who used to blog at the aptly named "Purple Helmet Rod") acts like the only thing preventing Kapyong Barracks from becoming some utopian dvelopment is the need to consult First Peoples. The whininng and moaning about the need to consult First Peoples about what to do with their land really reveals an ugly side to (certain types of) Winnipeg Urbanism. 

The City, by the way, has expanded suburb after suburb in recent years, with none looking like LRT's plans.  


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6079_Smith_W wrote:

On the other hand, I wouldn't assume that a pack of internet trolls speak for the entire city.

 

That's might thought. Unfortunately, less than enlightened attitudes are more widespreed than internet trolldom.


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6079_Smith_W wrote:

And if the're this bent out of shape about a piece of land that has been empty and idle for ages, I wonder what is going to happen if the Supreme Court finds in favour of the Metis land claim for 1.4 million acres, including the entire city. That case has been heard and the decision is pending.

 

 

 

Some people ain't too happy. I suspect we'll see a rise in ugly, anti-aboriginal sentiment in the prairies before the resolution of nonaboriginal-aboriginal tensions.

 

Especially some people here.


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