Ont. calls inquiry into death of Native man
Friday, November 14, 2003

The new Liberal leadership in Ontario has called an inquiry into a Native man who was shot and killed by police.

Dudley George, 38, took part in a short occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park. George and other Natives from the Stoney Point First Nation were protesting the Canadian government's failure to return land that belonged to the tribe.

Although George and the other protesters were unarmed, more than 40 provincial police stormed the park and opened fire on the group. George was shot by a sniper but police refused to seek medical care, his family says. He died after being taken to a hospital.

The officer who killed George was convicted of criminal negligence for knowingly shooting an unarmed man but his family, Native leaders and international organizations have sought a wider inquiry. The Conservative party opposed an inquiry, but now that they are out of power, the Liberal leaders say they hope to find truth about the raid.

Get the Story:
Former Ontario premier likely to be called as witness at Ipperwash inquiry (CBC 11/13)
Ipperwash 'truth' target of inquiry (The Toronto Star 11/13)
Ontario launches inquiry into Dudley George killing (CBC 11/12)
George inquiry called (CP 11/12)
Liberals launch Ipperwash inquiry (CBC 11/12)

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