NOTE: this is a summary of the events that took place in Caledonia on Dec 01/07 during a protest against the appearance of yet another illegal smoke shack. It is intended to provide media and politicians with a ‘quick reference’ guide to counter pronouncements by the Ontario Provincial Police that peaceful non-native demonstrators were somehow responsible for the violence that occurred that day.
It will be updated as new evidence and information becomes available. Links to additional evidence and commentary can be found at the bottom.
Also note that this page does not contain a comprehensive list of all evidence that may be available.
DECEMBER 13, 2007 [Updated 1131 EST June 03/08] – On December 01, 2007 CANACE Executive Director Gary McHale was viciously swarmed and assaulted in multiple, unprovoked attacks by native supporters of an illegal smoke shack operation.
False allegation of assault, and initial assaults against Mr. McHale
The violence against Mr. McHale was initiated when a woman walked over to him and loudly screamed that he had pushed her when, in fact, he had not. She then pushed him and again loudly accused him of assaulting her.