The Ipperwash Inquiry. This is an archive of the Ipperwash Inquiry website, which was last updated in June and will not be updated further. If you have. The Ipperwash Inquiry was established by the Government of Ontario on November 12, , under the Public Inquiries Act. Its mandate was to inquire and. Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry. ‘The Honourable Sidney B. Linden, Commissioner’–Cover. Includes bibliographical references and index. Subject(s): Ojibwa.

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The hearings began in Forest in July and ended in August Linden was appointed Commissioner. But I felt that, hey, I got to get some attention here”. As early aswhile Camp Ipperwash was still being used as a summer training centre for the Royal Canadian Army Cadetsa few natives had occupied portions of the camp and the adjacent piece of land.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Justice Linden’s final report and findings of the inquiry were released on May 31, He testified that he had never said the statement attributed to him by Harnick.

Marcel Beaubien was in contact with the police the following day, [4] and Beaubien also contacted the office of the PremierMike Harris [5] in an attempt to put pressure on the government to intervene. Retrieved 3 February It was transmitted to Attorney General Michael Bryant shortly before the public release. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Ipperwash Crisis

Former Premier Mike Harris appeared before the inquiry on February 14, A car and a school bus driven by protesters started out of the park to assist the protesters in their fight against police. Acting Sergeant Ken Deane October — February 25, was convicted of criminal negligence causing death. The Commissioner separated the Inquiry into two phases that ran concurrently: After the summer ofthe government moved the cadet camp to CFB Borden. The group were allegedly carrying bats and sticks in their hands.


Updated June 6, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There was also misinformation about damage that had been done to a Band Councillor’s car by this group of protesters. The plan stressed “a peaceful resolution” and called for a team of two negotiators to be on call around the clock.

He was to testify at the Ipperwash inquiry in a few weeks.

Ipperwash Crisis – Wikipedia

The Report, containing finding and recommendations from both phases, was made public on May 31, The evidentiary hearings that dealt with the events surrounding the death of Dudley George and the Policy and Research part that dealt with the issues directed to the avoidance of violence in similar circumstances. The George family repeatedly called on the Ontario and federal governments to launch an inquiry into the events at Ipperwash.

On Labour Day Monday, September 4,a group of natives started a protest in Iqnuiry Provincial Park to draw attention to the decades-old land claims. On Wednesday, the OPP became concerned about a group of protesters who had wandered outside the Park and into the Sandy Park lot area adjacent to the cottages.

Chief Thomas Bressette signed the agreement on behalf of the band. The inquiry was also asked to iquiry recommendations that would avoid violence in similar circumstances in the future. This section needs additional citations for verification.

On September 5,Premier Harris and several government officials met to discuss the Ipperwash protest.

Linden, released the Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry on May 31,in Forest, Ontario, where the hearings ipperwadh held. The number of protesters has been debated, although police reports indicate a group of up to 8. Out of public safety concerns, the OPP decided to deploy the crowd management unit CMU to force the protesters back into the park.

The Ipperwash Inquiry Report

As ofarchaeological surveys have established that such a site does indeed exist. Indigenous conflicts in Canada Ontario political scandals Protest-related deaths in Canada in Ontario Indigenous peoples in Ontario in Ontario Canadian commissions and inquiries Conflicts in Archived from the original PDF on Retrieved April 15, Other testimony has further put the Ipperwah government in a bad light. Its mandate was to inquire and report on events surrounding the knquiry of Dudley George, who was shot in during a protest by First Nations representatives at Ipperwash Provincial Park and later died.


George was unarmed when an OPP officer fired and killed him, believing the stick he held in his hand was a weapon. Publications Ontario can be reached at or through their website. George was declared dead at Several members of the Stoney Point Ojibway band occupied the park to assert their claim to nearby land which had been expropriated from them during World War II.

Deane was near the park entrance and fired three shots at Dudley George, who was about fifteen feet from the park entrance, [9] and was hit and badly injured.

Views Read Edit View history. The shooting of Dudley George came a day after newly elected Ontario premier Mike Harris told the OPP “I want the fucking Indians out of the park”, according to a former attorney general.

Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: They discussed Premier Mike Harris’s view that the government has “tried to pacify and pander to these people far too long” and to use “swift affirmative action” to remove them from the park.

According to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryantthe land will be fully returned over an unspecified period of time, until the Chippewas have full control. Among the TRU members was Acting Sergeant Ken “Tex” Deane, a senior officer in charge of a four-man sniper team with the job of escorting the force’s crowd management unit.

In particular, former Harris aide Deb Hutton repeatedly testified in November, that she couldn’t remember any specific conversations. Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles with unsourced statements from October During the inquiry, a minute tape recording surfaced that cast new light on the events inquity Ipperwash.

The Globe and Mail.