Oka deployment vs. FTAA deployment

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMtao.ca
Thu Mar 8 16:06:33 MST 2001


If memory serves, the largest armed action of police combined with the army was the
seige at the Ts' Peten "compound" (known as Gustafsen Lake) where the RCMP and the
Canadian Army moved in on the Sundancers who had been meeting there for several
consecutive years. If that wasn't the largest armed action, it was easily the most
co-ordinated media action.

Macdonald

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Munsterhjelm gustav88 at ms13.hinet.net

 > From reading news reports it seems that deployments by Canadian State
> security forces will total some 3,000 to 5,000 personel during April's
> FTAA summit in Quebec. From my memories there were about 2,000 to  4,000
> personel deployed during the Oka siege in 1990. Is the FTAA summit the
> biggest Canadian security forces deployment since Oka?
>
> Best regards,
> Mark Munsterhjelm
> Sanchung, Taiwan







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