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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According to police officers, there was gunfire from these vehicles, but First Nations protesters have insisted they had no weapons in the park that night. According to Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryantthe land will be fully returned over an unspecified period of time, until the Chippewas have full control.

The evidentiary hearings that ipperwasg with the events surrounding the death of Inqkiry George and the Policy inqquiry Research part that dealt with the issues directed to the avoidance of violence in similar circumstances.

A car and a school bus driven by protesters started out of the park to assist the protesters in their fight against ipperwash. After the park closed at 6: There was also misinformation about damage that had been done to a Band Councillor’s car by this group of protesters. The inquiry was neither a civil nor criminal trial. After the summer ofthe government moved the cadet camp to CFB Borden. Archived from the original PDF on George was declared dead at But, when a protester from the group smashed the window of a police cruiser, the Ibquiry pulled back from the Park.

Linden, released the Report of the Ipperwash Inquiry on May 31,in Forest, Ontario, where the hearings were held. The Globe and Mail. The inquiry was also asked to make recommendations that would avoid violence in similar circumstances in the future.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Ip;erwash 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 evidentiary hearings of the inquiry ended on June 28, This section needs additional citations for verification.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. He was to testify at the Ipperwash inquiry in a few weeks. Publications Ontario can be reached at or through their website.

The CMU was a riot squad armed with steel batons, shields and helmets. Chief Thomas Bressette signed the agreement on behalf of the band. 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.

The judge rejected Deane’s claim, stating that he had invented it “in an ill-fated attempt to disguise the fact that an unarmed man had been shot”. Justice Linden’s final report and findings of the inquiry were released on May 31, In a provincial inquiry was started after a change in government. Retrieved 13 February The protestors had been threatening occupation since the spring.


It is ippegwash on this web page. Retrieved April 15, The public inquiry was funded by the Government of Ontario but conducted by a neutral third party, Sidney B. The OPP intended a show of force to move the protesters back inside the park. 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. On Wednesday, the OPP became concerned about a group ilperwash protesters who had wandered outside the Park and into the Sandy Park lot area adjacent to the cottages.

A rumour started that the protesters smashed up the ipperaash of a female driver with baseball bats, a report that was later found by Justice Sidney Linden to be false and misleading.


Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: The inquiry’s mandate was to inquire and report on events surrounding the death of Dudley George. Ippetwash other uses, see Ipperwash disambiguation.

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Other testimony has further put the Harris government in a bad light. 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 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 George family repeatedly called on the Ontario and federal governments to launch an inquiry into the events at Ipperwash. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Acting Sergeant Ken Deane October — February 25, was convicted of criminal negligence causing death. Former Premier Mike Harris appeared before the inquiry on February 14, The meeting notes concluded that “the province will take steps to remove the occupiers as soon as possible.

He testified that he had never said the statement attributed to him by Harnick. 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.

The hearings began in Forest in July and ended in August 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.

Out of public safety concerns, the OPP decided to deploy the crowd management unit CMU to force the protesters back into the park.