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1 smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Wed May 30, 2012 12:48 pm

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/manitoba-first-nation-leaves-hearing-over-aboriginal-smoke-shop-155724985.html?device=mobile#


they make a big show of marching to the court in full dress.

tell the court. hey.. we dont recognize you or your ruling whatever it will be and then walk out


yup.. this is going to end so well.


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I think the natives are annoying more people than ever before. People are tired of all the BS.

I know I am.


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3 Re: smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Wed May 30, 2012 11:22 pm

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So, they don't recognize the authority of the courts. But they sure recognize a news opportunity when they see one. Begs the question, why did they even show up in court anyway.



This is not about recognition of first nations, nor inequity in funding, or any other bullshit. this is about money earned by selling cheap smokes.

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I don't know much about the Dakota tribe. They say they've never signed a treaty with Manitoba? Have they signed a treaty with Canada?

Or is this the group that arrived after Canada became a nation (1867) and are actually immigrants just like the English, French, Irish, Ukrainians...?

If they've signed no treaty do they receive any monies from Canada? Do they receive any services such as health care?

How exactly sovereign are they?


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5 Re: smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Thu May 31, 2012 10:08 am

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And on to the really stupid. The judge said.. HEY! stay open until the province submits a document saying that they will cover your expenses should we find the temporary injunction is invalid.

umm.. they openly state that they are not subject to our laws...so why should they benefit from them?


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These guys protest while just today the Province announced they plan to sue the major tobacco companies for causing undue strain on our health care system... Well duh.

The various governments are just as addicted to the taxes generated from tobacco sales than smokers are to the product.

Saw the story on the CJOB website.

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I kinda agree.

The government knows how much taxes are raised. Has the government calculated the added cost to the health system?

Do they offset each other?


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I agree with the Aboriginals! They have no agreement with Canada. Why should they remit taxes? They dont receive any funding from Harper.

I would like to be able to purchase $20 cartons of cigarettes, not $108.


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rosencrentz wrote:I agree with the Aboriginals! They have no agreement with Canada. Why should they remit taxes? They dont receive any funding from Harper.
If they "have no agreement with Canada", does that mean they pay for their own housing, education, medical services, policing, etc.etc.?

10 Re: smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:13 pm

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rosencrentz wrote:
I would like to be able to purchase $20 cartons of cigarettes, not $108.
You may get your wish.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/dakota-to-disregard-injunction-against-smoke-shop-155890675.html?device=mobile&utm_source=wfp&utm_medium=nextArticleDirect&utm_campaign=/local

"Meanwhile, ex-Roseau River Anishinabe chief Terry Nelson said he will
work with the Mohawk to flood the city with cheap Mohawk cigarettes in
coming weeks in response to the injunction
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11 Re: smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:03 pm

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The flooding has started.


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12 Re: smoke shop owners simply walk out of court on Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:09 pm

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Flooding? Where? Should the sellers be arrested for disobeying a court order? This is ridiculous. The more passive the province response to greater likelihood others will play the same games.


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