Grand River Mohawks vow debts shall also be #IdleNoMore
Mohawks demand City of Brantford deliver up documents behind staggering $250 billion debt mayors acknowledge, but the city refuses to pay – as a commercial debt collector pursues legal action – and city officials begin to squirm
The Mohawks believe that the City has been concealing at least one steering committee’s work which confirms an indebtedness of $250 billion owed to the Mohawks. The debt which continues to run at 6% interest is now valued at more than $734 billion and has been in collections since October. A Chicago-based commercial collection agency hired by the Mohawks has now commenced legal proceedings against the city who, despite admitting to occupying land not paid for, now refuses to take responsibility.
The Mohawks plan to pursue what is owed to them – and to hold public officials to the full extent of the Municipal Act – and the Criminal Code of Canada, as required in order to get to the truth and to recover what is clearly lawfully theirs.
A letter delivered to the Brantford City Clerk by Jason Bowman earlier today states:
I write to you on an urgent basis in order to request an inspection of records under your control pursuant to Section 253. (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, CHAPTER 25.
In particular, I request to inspect the following public records at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday January 7th, 2013, at which time, I will attend at city hall for the purpose of said inspection and demand that the same be produced:
(a) any by-law or resolution of the municipality or its local boards pertaining to; (i) monies paid or owed by the corporation the City of Brantford in respect of real property such as land leases, (ii) other land transactions, (iii) debts or monies claimed against the City of Brantford, (iv) other claims including land claims or lease matters in respect of the City of Brantford between the Mohawks, Six Nations, or other indigenous party / group;
(b) all minutes and proceedings of regular, special or committee meetings of the council or local board, whether the minutes and proceedings have been adopted or not, in respect of claims including land claims or lease matters in respect of the City of Brantford between the Mohawks, Six Nations, or other indigenous party / group; [See attached April 19, 1994 steering committee reference](c) all records considered at a meeting, except those records considered during that part of a meeting that was closed to the public, in respect of claims including land claims or lease matters in respect of the City of Brantford between the Mohawks, Six Nations, or other indigenous party / group;
(d) all records of the council in respect of claims including land claims or lease matters in respect of the City of Brantford between the Mohawks, Six Nations, or other indigenous party / group;
(e) all purchases including deeds of conveyance, lease agreements or any other transaction in respect of of lands currently situated within the municipality.
I have encountered remarkable difficulties during the past months in accessing documents pertaining to invoices received by the municipality in respect of monies claimed by the Mohawks. We know that a council committee investigated these issues, and demand that those records be delivered for inspection pursuant to law as outlined above – without delay.
Public servant refusing to deliver property – 337.
Every one who, being or having been employed in the service of Her Majesty in right of Canada or a province, or in the service of a municipality, and entrusted by virtue of that employment with the receipt, custody, management or control of anything, refuses or fails to deliver it to a person who is authorized to demand it and does demand it is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.