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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George was taken down and surrounded by police and arrested. Webarchive iipperwash wayback links CS1 maint: The hearings began in Forest in July and ended in August Retrieved 13 February The damage to the Councillor’s car was by a rock thrown by one of the protesters who took exception to an article the Councillor had written disapproving of the occupation. The Globe and Mail.

The protestors had been threatening occupation since the spring. Other testimony has further put the Harris government in a bad light. Former Premier Mike Harris appeared before the inquiry on February 14, The Honourable Sidney B. The meeting notes concluded that “the province will take ippedwash to remove the occupiers as soon as possible.

The Lilith Gallery Ipperqash. Updated June 6, Its mandate was to inquire and report on events surrounding the death of Dudley George, who was shot in during a protest by First Nations representatives at Ipperwash Provincial Park and later died. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The George family repeatedly called on the Ontario and federal governments to launch an inquiry into the events at Ipperwash.

It was transmitted to Attorney General Michael Bryant shortly before the public release. The Report, containing finding and recommendations from both phases, was made public on May 31, 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. One protester, Cecil Bernard George, approached the police peacefully according to the protesters, violently according to police reports.


The judge rejected Deane’s claim, stating that ipperaash had invented it “in an ill-fated attempt to disguise the fact that an unarmed ippegwash had been shot”.

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The Commissioner separated the Inquiry into two phases that ran concurrently: After the summer ofthe government moved the cadet camp to CFB Borden. About thirty-five protestors occupied the park. Retrieved 3 February The plan stressed “a peaceful resolution” and called for a team of two negotiators to be on call around the clock.

Protesters attempted to rescue George from the arrest by the police units.

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The group were allegedly carrying bats and sticks in their hands. There was growing tension about the base at Camp Ipperwash. Deane Archived at the Wayback Machine.

The Inquiry was also mandated to make recommendations that would avoid violence in similar circumstances in the future. 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.

The inquiry was also asked to make recommendations that would ipperdash violence in similar circumstances in the future. The inquiry was neither a civil nor criminal trial. Archived from the original PDF on This resulted in a riot. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chief Thomas Bressette signed the agreement on behalf of the band.


May Learn how and when to remove this template message. They also promised to return the land after the war ended. The evidentiary hearings that dealt with the events ipperwashh the death of Dudley George and the Policy and Research part that dealt with the issues directed to the avoidance of inquiryy in similar circumstances. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Lindenpursuant to his powers as commissioner established under the Ontario Public Inquiries Act.


George was unarmed when an OPP officer fired and killed him, believing the stick he held in his hand was a weapon. 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. This led Julian Falconeracting as counsel for Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, to pointedly remark on cross-examination that Hutton had used phrases to the effect of “I don’t recall” on separate occasions in her in-chief testimony.

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