Report The Coward of Caledonia? in Provincial Politics Posted January 28, 2008 · Edited January 28, 2008 by joan If crown deeds were issued, wouldn't that imply ownership was transferred? The government maybe acted as a realtor, not a property manager.So your argument is based on assumptions, driven by what you hope to be true. Again you bypass the point: Valid sales, leases require that payment be made, or the property reverts to the original owner. The people who leased/bought Six Nations land never made payment, so the land reverted to Six Nations long ago. The Confederacy is now in the process of informing the residents of the Haldimand Tract and their municipal governments of this fact. See, the government is caught in a deceitful web of governments' own making, and refuses to address either possible outcome: - If they say the lots were legitimately sold, they have to provide the money (in today's currency, with compound interest) - If they say they were not paid for, Six Nations owns the land outright. - As for leases, the outstanding payments are HUGE, and the Ontario land deeds are invalid. For example, for one portion of Brantford the outstanding leases amount to $252b in today's money, and compound interest has to be added to that, according to a recent ruling of the Supreme Court. This is the dilemma our governments find themselves in due to Canada's consistent pattern of illegal acts in regard to Aboriginal land. Six Nations can bankrupt Canada all by itself, if that is what they chose to do. Instead, they are working with governments and residents to arrive at mutually acceptable solutions. The difference is that this time the balance of benefit will be theirs, not ours, for a change. I am quite certain, for example, they will not kidnap and torture and murder our children. We should be thankful they are decent people not inclined to revenge, and not inclined to the devious and hateful things our governments have done to them. They are better people than we are.