Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Lawsuits 'r' Us
CN is suing the Deseronto-area Mohawks who, against the wishes of the local band council, blocked CN and VIA Rail tracks this spring. I'm waiting to see if the owner of the nearby gravel quarry that's being occupied by the same protesters sues the Globe and Mail for libel for Naomi Klein's column of May 4. Klein republished the claim by the occupiers that the quarry is being used for illegal toxic waste dumpin. I've been a regular visitor -- at least once a month in the spring, summer and fall -- at the quarry for the past nine years and I have seen absoluely no sign whatsoever of toxic waste dumping. And believe me, I was looking.