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Thursday, August 31, 2006
Premier Dalton McGuinty says he doesn't want to see aboriginal protesters settling in for the winter at the former housing development they've been occupying in Caledonia, Ont., since February.

McGuinty said Wednesday he was not pleased to hear Six Nations protesters were asking their supporters for donations of food and building supplies to help maintain their occupation through the winter.

The protesters staying in Douglas Creek Estates "in some kind of permanent way, through the winter for example that is not acceptable to us," McGuinty said.

"Any occupation of that land, any future use of that land, is a subject of negotiations."

An appeal on a website set up for the Six Nations protesters calls for donations of food, warm clothing, building supplies and money to help continue the occupation in Caledonia through the winter.

Janie Jamieson, a spokeswoman for the protesters, said Tuesday they hope to finish the construction of 11 half-built homes if they get the donated building supplies. source

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Winter occupation 'unacceptable': Premier