‘Mohawk Gang Costs Ontario $50 Million’

Nine years later, after a Mohawk criminal gang threatened Hydro workers and demolished several new hydro transmission towers that were awaiting wiring – using one to blockade the entrance to the stolen ‘Douglas Estates’ housing development – the pathetic Ontario government continues to let the Mohawks, and their phony land claim, stop completion of the work.  

In the meantime, the province has paid over $50 million in interest alone on money borrowed to finance the project – and it has yet to transmit any electricity.  

Yet another result of Race Based Law…ERBLMohawkGangCostsOntario50Million800x800‘Powerline to nowhere: $100M powerline costing taxpayers millions’  

“A ‘CTV News’ investigation has revealed that a $100-million transmission line, intended to bring electricity into Ontario from the United States, is not delivering any energy. With the project blocked by the Caledonia land claim dispute {‘Mohawk criminal activity’}, the line is costing taxpayers millions in interest instead.  

 {For more on the phony land claim, see “The Myths of Caledonia”:

https://endracebasedlaw.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/the-myths-of-caledonia/ } 

“The 76-kilometre line was built to bring electricity into Ontario from Niagara Falls, New York but because of a Six Nations ‘land dispute’ in Caledonia, ‘Hydro One’ has been unable to complete the last 5 kilometres of the power line.  

“And that’s costing Ontarians, when it comes to their monthly hydro bill.  

“Since 2007, Hydro One has had permission from the provincial government to bill taxpayers for its interest payments on the $100-million capital cost to build the powerline. To date, taxpayers have paid nearly $50 million in interest alone, for a powerline that has never transmitted any electricity.  

“Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, calls the million dollars in interest payments “unfortunate.” {?}InterestPayments-CaledoniaHydroTowers

“It’s one of the costs of ‘respecting ‘First Nations’ rights’. It’s a dispute between two ‘First Nations’ that needs to be resolved by the federal government. It’s unfortunate”, Chiarelli said.  

    “We need to be ‘respectful of their right’. We need to be ‘respectful of their {criminal} process’. And sometimes that has a price to it”, Chiarelli told CTV’s Paul Bliss. {So take that, people of Ontario…} 

“But Chiarelli also says that local native groups in Caledonia can’t agree among themselves whether or not to allow the power lines to be completed.

{And you’re a fool and a coward for not just stepping up and dealing with this…}

“The powerline was designed to bring 800 megawatts worth of electricity into southern Ontario. This is equivalent to the amount of power that Ontario gets from one of the nuclear reactors at the Darlington Nuclear Station…  

“Hydro One said in a statement that they “have respected the request by the community to stop work {The “community” didn’t “request” it! A criminal gang violently forced it! See below…}. However, they remain hopeful that when outstanding issues are resolved {‘when the bullying Mohawks get their way’}, we can proceed and complete construction of the line.” 

–‘ Powerline to nowhere: $100M powerline costing taxpayers millions’,

Paul Bliss and Sean Davidson, CTV Toronto, November 5, 2015 

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/powerline-to-nowhere-100m-powerline-costing-taxpayers-millions-1.2644932#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=oaVXBek

Here’s the background:Hydro Towers - outside Caledonia‘Ontario Taxpayers Held Hostage by Six Nations Over Hydro Transmission Lines’:  

“During the violent, anarchic, and absolutely illegal takeover (theft) — known to Six Nations as a “reclamation” — of the Douglas Creek Estates property, our power transmission capability was impacted.   

“After the initial invasion of 28 February 2006, one of the acts of defiance against the laws of the land, and against the people of Ontario (most particularly citizens of Haldimand and Norfolk Counties), was to demolish some of the Hydro transmission towers near the south end of Caledonia.  These were used as convenient barricades to completely block Argyll Street (old Highway 6, the Plank Road), as shown in the picture… caledonia7“I well recall seeing a security vehicle, with two security personel in it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and installed at the small Hydro One substation at the south end of the Douglas Creek Estates on Argyll Street.  There was fear of a terrorist attack on the power supply to residents, so to their credit Hydro One felt it necessary to provide round-the-clock security.   

“So from 2006 until (I believe) 2012, this service was added to the tally of expenses directly attributable to the “reclamation” of land that had been ceded 17 October 1845, and to which Six Nations has, and had since that date, NO CLAIM  of any valid description.   

“Needless to say, this is something of an inconvenient truth, since elements at Six Nations continue to maintain, without evidence, that the land is theirs.  

“What is not well-known, and I must plead ignorance on this subject until it came to my attention recently, is that Hydro towers still figure prominently in the ongoing (yes, it has never stopped) protest…   

“During the 2006 protest, the Mohawk ‘Warriors’, whose “headquarters” is at the Akwesasne Reserve near Cornwall, stopped Hydro One workers from climbing up the tower line extending from Niagara Falls — and to this day workers have been unable to do their job and string transmission wires, leaving the towers as another forlorn reminder of how a radical {criminal} few can hold all of the citizens of Ontario hostage.  

“As time marches on, it becomes more evident that no one will act to bring justice to the area which has already seen a litany of outrageous illegal acts, where the Ontario Provincial Police have been powerless to do their duties to “serve and protect” — other than to serve and protect the “protesters”. 

“So a stalemate has been reached, millions of taxpayer dollars have been lost, and life goes on with…yet another example of how the radical few dictate terms to the impotent Government of Ontario. 

“So, what is the status of this situation today?  We can pick up the thread in 2011, where miles of giant metal towers marching from Niagara Falls now stand as sentinels near Caledonia, bare without the high tension wires that should be connecting them — with downstream dead wires going nowhere.  Hydro Towers - outside Caledonia“A 76-kilometre stretch of line in the grid needed to ensure adequate MW capacity levels between Niagara Falls and New York and Ontario is now entirely in limbo.  The towers are all in place — all that is needed is to link them to the grid, via finishing the act of stringing the wires by Hydro One workers.  

“Our Hydro bills are already astronomical, and if predictions of doubling or tripling the rates due to the Liberal Government’s “Green Energy” policy prove correct, this problem in “Indian Country” is going to amplify the problem.  

“Ironically, this Liberal Government initiative that has a “nice ring to it” may create many times the problems that would occur if the clean energy from falling water flowing through tunnels at Niagara Falls were to be transported to where it is needed.  

“As Conservative MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, Toby Barrett, said,  

“The native people that I have talked to, Mohawks, have come out to a number of the wind tower meetings in opposition very forceful, and with strong opposition to what’s going on in Haldimand County as far as wind towers.”  

“The irony is that the issue is over land which does not belong to Six Nations — despite what the “warriors” may say or believe… 

 “How important is this transport system from Niagara Falls, which comes to a dead halt in Caledonia?  The following is a statement from Hydro One that was issued just before the Caledonia “reclamation” brought everything in the area to a halt:   

“This project will increase the power transfer capability between Niagara Falls and the rest of Ontario by about 800 megawatts”, a Hydro One manager said. “That’s about the equivalent of a new generating unit at Darlington.”   

“…That is a huge amount of power that is going nowhere — and for nine years, “we” have tolerated this absurdity!   

“To be fair, and to ensure that all Six Nations are not tarred with the same brush, it is “only” a group of “militants”, or “warriors” who are creating the problem.  Alas, I have not heard a word from anyone on the Elected or Hereditary Council condemning the actions of these “warriors”…dce-occupiers-give-finger“Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak…made a very poignant comment here that,

“Some leadership should be shown on this file after…a total abdication of rule of law. Those towers, those lines should be carrying electricity, not flying Mohawk ‘warrior’ flags.” 

“In 2012 Gary McHale, the irrepressible vocal activist for the local community of Haldimand, drew up papers to bring Hydro One to Court to answer charges that they have neglected to allow anyone (he had offered) to clean up Hydro One’s crumpled tower.  It is not used as a barricade, but now serves as a set of ornate metal gate posts to enter Douglas Creek Estates, opening on the scenic gatehouse (wood chip pressboard shack) leading down to the manor house seen in the distance (the one building of a half dozen that Six Nations members and their supporters did not wantonly destroy), serviced with utilities paid for at taxpayer expense.  2007_Caledonia-kkkanada-sign“Yes, ironic — no one cut off the juice!

“Why would the barricades (hydro tower) come down, why would the “warriors” allow Hydro One to install the wire to complete the line from Niagara Falls and reduce the burden on taxpayers, why indeed?  There is no incentive.  By playing “the game” to ensure that any legitimate action taken by the Government or police would simply play into the perception that Six Nations are victims, and are still victims — no action is needed.  The facts speak clearly and loudly, but if no one is willing to listen to the truth, we are in sad, sad shape.  But I digress. 
 

“What I do not see…is any encampment around the hydro towers.  Hence, why are Hydro One crews not entering the premises (which is not Reserve land!), which is in fact the Hydro right of way, in order to do their job — stringing wires on the transmission towers?  If they feel threatened in any way, they can call the Ontario Provincial Police and request an escort.  It is quite nippy out now, and the “warriors” may be disinclined to leap into action in any numbers when the weather is cold.   

“As a preemptive measure, Hydro One should seek a Court Injunction from the Ontario Superior Court in Cayuga.  If the “warriors” are arrested, charged, and heavily fined for engaging in illegal actions, the “protest” may evaporate quickly.  If not, this would be an ideal time to then take the Land Claim matter in general to Court.   

“Justice Harrison Arrell of the Brantford Ontario Superior Court has already given a preliminary ruling that Six Nations have a “very weak” / “exceedingly weak” case in relation to land claims in the Haldimand Tract.  So, this would be the time to clear the books on this lingering, festering sore spot that will never go away — unless firm action is taken. 

“So, bottom line, the 116-million dollar project has failed to proceed, and no one is being held accountable. Millions of dollars lost, and the eventual tally will have to be placed in the lap of Six Nations whose members…initiated this situation. It is Ontario taxpayer’s money they are playing with, not ‘Monopoly’ money, so someone needs to pay up…”  

–‘Ontario Taxpayers Held Hostage by Six Nations Over Hydro Transmission Lines’,
Deyoyonwatheh, 26 March 2014 
 

http://deyoyonwatheh.blogspot.ca/2014/03/ontario-taxpayers-held-hostage-by-six.htmlbarricadeSee also:

OPP Raid at Caledonia(2008):

http://youtu.be/gbbe4dkH1cU 

For more on Mohawk violence and police inaction in Caledonia:

http://www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/

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