January 31, 2008

Police chief fired for alleging racism

Mohawk police chief fired after racism remarks

Larry Hay had accused OPP, SQ and RCMP of 'deep-seated racism'The Ontario Provincial Police have fired the police chief of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory after an internal investigation into remarks he made to a student newspaper in Belleville, Ont.

As a result of the probe, Larry Hay's appointment has been terminated, OPP Sgt. Kristine Rae confirmed Wednesday.
The actual remarks:Hay made his controversial comments in an article about a protest at a quarry that a group of Tyendinaga Mohawks allege is on their land.

"I left the RCMP after Oka and I realized just what a racist organization the RCMP was," Hay was quoted as saying, "and I came here to learn that the OPP and the SQ (Sûreté du Québec) are no different. It's deep-seated racism, and they will do all kinds of things to show that it isn't so, but we know better."

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