Prime Ministerial involvment in Gustafsen Lake (fwd)

Leslie Schentag (
Wed, 9 Sep 1998 16:41:41 -0700 (PDT)

Here is the full press release calling for an inquiry into the events at
Gustafsen lake

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Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 13:08:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Shafer <>
Subject: Prime Ministerial involvment in Gustafsen Lake

Revelations have emerged and are making headlines that the Prime
Minister's office was involved in the pepper-spraying of protesters during
anti-Apec protests last year. No similar interest has been shown into the
involvement of Chretien and other high ranking federal and provincial
politicians in the 1995 Gustafsen Lake Affair - the largest paramilitary
operation in Canadian history. 

In the interest of pointing out that the spraying of machine gun fire at
Indigenous people is every bit as worthy of an inquiry as is the
pepper-spraying of University students - or should be, the following
excerpts from disclosed documents is presented. The release was originally
run last year.
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Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 12:26:44 -0700
From: "S.I.S.I.S." <>
Subject: August 26th: Gustafsen 2 years ago

:-:-:-:-S.I.S.I.S. Settlers In Support of Indigenous Sovereignty:-:-:-:-:
Aug. 26, 1997						Bulletin


"The allegations of police and government wrong-doings are so serious that
there is no question there should be a public inquiry into whether or not
the rule of law was respected."
             - Canadian Forum Magazine: April '97.


Two years ago the governments of British Columbia and Canada were mounting
the largest paramilitary operation in Canadian history against a small
group of Indigenous and non-native resisters occupying sacred, unceded
Sundance grounds at Ts'peten (Gustafsen Lake). A massive cover-up has thus
far kept the truth from public view. After a corrupt and bizarre kangaroo
court process during which they were denied their counsel of choice, an
acknowledged expert in international and constitutional law, Defenders are
being held as political prisoners. World-wide, supporters have called for
their release and a full public inquiry with international supervision. In
the interest of furthering this inquiry call - we look back.

       August 26, 1995 : Gustafsen Lake - Two Years ago today.


Bruce Clark, LL.B., M.A., Ph.D.(Law)
Barrister & Solicitor


August 26, 1995

Elizabeth II
c/o The Right Honourable Sir Robert Fellowes, KCB, KCVO
Private Secretary to Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace
London, UK

Your Majesty:

August 24th I asked the Governor General to perform his single most
important constitutional duty: to apprehend the crimes in progress by the
Canadian Ministers of State, Judges and Police of treason and fraud against
the Canadian constitution and genocide against the traditionalist sector of
the aboriginal peoples. By replying on the 25th that I should apply to the
alleged criminals themselves for relief he has, knowingly, elected to aid
and abet the said crimes in progress. The salvation of the Canadian nation
from its errant political and juridical leadership is now up to you. This
is constitutionally appropriate. Your office relative to this country
exists for no higher, more rational, more just or justifiable purpose.
Please delay no longer in performing the constitutional duty required of
you by my clients' petition dated January 3, 1995. A handful of lives
depends upon your immediate response today, more in the years to follow. On
behalf of all Canadians I thank you for your unwavering vigilance for and
devotion to their constitution.


Bruce Clark


Copies: The Right Honourable the Governor General of Canada Romeo Leblanc
        The Honourable the Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
        The Right Honourable the Chief Justice of Canada Antionio Lamer
        The Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police P. Murray
        Royal Canadian Mounted Police Staff Sergeant M. P. Sarich


                    RCMP NOTES - AUGUST 26, 1995

[information in squared brackets is a S.I.S.I.S. addition.]

"Premier [of British Columbia] does not want to be drawn into or bound by

"Prov - concerned about post-event news release - manage"

"Apex - Gov't will not expropriate - a 1036 Order in Council request. New
Hazlelton - going for injunction. Prov. advised. - end 8:48 AM. - 5 minutes
later Quantz [BC Attorney-General's assistant] wants to send list of
question for our written response. - told to send by Victoria S/D secure fax.
- questions & responses to be sent with request from AG to DND [BC
Attorney-General to Department of National Defence]

"CO [Commanding Officer] got Stephen Owen [deputy A-G BC] on speaker phone
- Maureen Maloney [ass't deputy A-G] present. Owen - we must emphasize
broad public safety issue - Owen encouraged A.G. to emphasize porousness of
area if people want to walk in. CO outlined the plan in detail. We will
consult with A.G
before we move"

"Mercredi ['Grand Chief', Assembly of First Nations] stated if people give
up weapons the police will kill the people. CO - Mercredi only has one
mandate - convince the protesters to surrender. Montague [RCMP media
liason] must clearly state this. - tell Montague to stop using word
terrorist and use the term criminals."

"Len [Olfert: CO at Gustafsen Lake] - they are moving their perimeter
closer. No problems with Armed Forces. - he got a call from a native
advising that Mercredi was the worst person to attend as he will hinder
the process."

[Notes of RCMP A/Commr. Murray Johnston]

August 26, 1995, 0725 hrs; "Called Insp. Guy for an update. The CO had
called him at 2200 hrs last night. He took the letter to the Attorney
General, Mr. Dosanjh, and had it signed and was faxed to the Solicitor
General at Headquarters along with our Ops Plan at 0130 hrs. our time. He
does not have any new information this AM on the Mercredi visit or
current situation, when known he will call me"

August 26, 1995, 0805 hrs; "A/Commr. O Emond called stating that the
meeting was very positive. The Solicitor General [Herb Gray] is now trying
to contact the Defense Minister, if everything goes well we could get
approval by the end of the day"

August 26, 1995, 0830 hrs; "[RCMP] Insp. Guy advised Supt Olfert had spoken to
Mercredi and he is somewhat optimistic and is going back in today to have
further discussions. Olfert gave him no time limit"

August 26th, 1995, 0910 hrs; Called the CO and reviewed the current status
at Gustafsen Lake. He wondered it the military would start moving their
stuff early. He would call Major General Addy and see what they might do."

August 26th, 1995, 1210 hrs; Received a call from A/Commr. Emond. Approval
in principle has been reached on our request. Signature of both members
is required. Instructions have been given to the Department of National
Defence to go ahead. Emond called me to call Commander Sherber at
[blacked out] He wants to talk about the timing element in our Ops plan."

August 26th, 1995, 1340 hrs; "Insp. Guy advised that a reporter had been
into the camp and they developed his film, which gives a good layout of
the camp surroundings. Mercredi is finishing a press conference, then he
is going back in to talk to the militants."

August 26th, 1995, 1720 hrs; "Insp. Guy advised the military use of APCs
(Bison Armoured Personnel Carriers) is on hold by the Ministry of
Defence. The CO is advised and will call me through Major General Addy
and the Acting Commissioner. Mercredi is still in the camp and is
attempting to get them to turn over their weapons. If that does not work
he will ask those who want to walk out to come out with him. There is some
indication that there are some people coming out, but there is no
confirmation of that fact."

August 26th, 1995, 1818 hrs; "CO called - he had talked to D/Commr.
Beaulac. They cannot find the Defence Minister therefore the signing is
stalled. Herb Gray is going to the Prime Minister and apparently he will
sign on behalf of the Defence Minister which will put everything on
track. Military will start to move their equipment very soon."

August 26th, 1995, 1839 hrs; "The CO advised that someone had called the
Attorney General and asked if he signed a request for military equipment
for the Gustafsen Lake incident. Apparently this leak occurred in Eastern
Canada somewhere."

August 26th, 1995, 1905 hrs; "A/Commr. Emond discussed the press leak on
the A/G's request for military. He will follow-up on it and make sure our
people do not talk about it at NOC" [National Operations Center?]

August 26th, 1995, 2005 hrs; "Stephen Owen called and I updated him on the
events over the past two hours."

August 26th, 1995, 2130 hrs; "Insp. Guy advised Mercredi is out. Militants are
in a bad mood. Mercredi will contact Ron Irwin, the federal
Aboriginal [then Minister of Indian Affairs] and John Cashore from the
Provincial Aboriginal Ministry [John Cashore is the Minister]. Mercredi
is going to pursue the political route. Hopefully all political people
will speak with the same position. We have to get the Ministers in line
to ensure that they have the proper perspective. Mercredi has revealed
what his stand is. He will try to buy more time." [*** NOTE THE REFERENCE

August 26th, 1995, 2140 hrs; "Stephen Owen called and I briefed him on
feedback. He will advise the Attorney General and the Premier to ensure
that politically they are in line." [*** ATTN *** Notes A/Commr Brown File#
95KL -334 95E -6812]


The RCMP has "cut the phone line to the camp so that they can't be
further influenced by their lawyer, Bruce Clark, which is a problem"
                                     Vancouver Sun


S.I.S.I.S. NOTE: The materials contained in this posting are unauthorized,
ultra-sensitive and involve the highest levels of the state apparatus of
Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The studied silence of
mainstream corporate media and other supposed "opposition" and nominal
"checks and balances" demonstrates the extent of the system's corruption.
Clearly indigenous traditionalists are correct in their contention that
domestic remedies are precluded. International pressure and monitoring will
be necessary to bring positive change to a deeply entrenched and perfected
internal colonization.  S.I.S.I.S is deeply appreciative of your continuing
attention, vigilance and support.

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