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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 4, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba B8 BRANDON July 2002 Canada Police use pepper spray to evict G8 squatters BY JOHN WARD OTTAWA Police used fire department ladders and blasts of pepper spray yesterday to evict a ragged band of squatters from a vacant house they had occupied for seven Dozens of activists involved in an antiG8 protest last week seized the downtown building across the street from the headquarters of the Public Service Alliance of They occupied the privately owned house without running water or real bathroom facilities through days and nights of muggy defying police and municipal politicians who sought to negotiate an end to the In the wee hours yesterday police struck to clear the Later another group of protesters in Montreal occupied a threestory building in that citys east end in a similar demonstration against lowincome Its a war between poor renters and own said Alexandre an activist with a Montreal antipoverty Everyone has a right to be Its a minimum social Last Montreal squatters occupied a building for almost three months before police cleared them out in There was no such grace period in When police arrived early most of the 50odd people gathered outside the building But seven who refused to leave were as was a man covered by an outstanding Police then tried to talk the remaining 14 squatters out of the where they had clustered on the third floor behind blocked Almost 90 minutes of negotiation by cell phone failed to clear the said police spokesman Leo Police at the scene made it clear that stay ing in the building was not an said When talks police used a ladder truck to move The police were coming from all said an activist who would only give her name as We were keeping a watch and we yelled to the people in the building that the police were Then there were fire trucks and ladders and they were shooting pep per spray into the Another identifying himself only as said People were screaming and They were being Janveau there were no injuries to either protesters or The 14 squatters were pulled from the house and who was afraid of heights and unable to make his way down the fire lad was removed from the third floor in a Janveau The squatters had said their occupation was aimed at drawing attention to the lack of affordable housing in the Alex city councillor and chairman of the recreation and social services said they accomplished CANADIAN PRESS Former squatters play hackisack while Ottawa police officers stand guard outside an abandoned building after raiding it earlier yesterday morning and arresting young squatters who had been occupying the building illegally since last weeks G 8 Feds move to prohibit bulk water removal OTTAWA The federal govern ment is giving the public 75 days to make its views known before laws are implemented prohibiting bulk removal and diversion of boundary waters from Canadian drainage The proposed amendments to the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act were passed 18 and apply to the Great Lakes and other boundary waters in Regulations implementing the amendments will prohibit bulk removal and diversion of boundary water and establish licensing requirements for any inbasin activities in Canada that might affect the level or flow of water on the side of the The call for public input announced yesterday is the last stage before the new legislation comes into force in the said Peter Fawcett of the Foreign Affairs All provinces and territories have or are developing legislation or regulations to prohibit bulk water removal within their The has already implemented similar Press on Grits feast Min donations BY LOUISIELLIOTT Canadian Press OTTAWA The Liberal Party of Canada cleared more than million in political donations last with more than twothirds of the money coming from Figures disclosed through Elections Canada yesterday show 70 per cent of the governing parrys million in contributions came from corporations and 26 per cent came from individual Some companies donated million to the party in while individuals gave While total revenue to the Liberal party was nearly expendi tures on conventions and the election reduced the gross profit to about according to an audited financial But just how those figures stack up against donations to the Canadian Canadas official was not known yesterday after the Alliance failed to meet a July 2 disclo sure deadline set by the government Party officials blamed a new report ing system and staff changes at party headquarters for the The Conservative party pulled in a total of million in donations in and combined with other rev enues was able to cut its million debt down to a stillhefty Of the Tory about 60 per or came from indi viduals and about 40 per or came from Donations to the New Democratic Party weighed in at million and allowed the party to eliminate its The Liberals managed to cut their partys debt to million from where it stood at the beginning of The total amount given to the Liberals in 2001 was down significantly from the million the party collected in an election In 1999 the Liberals pulled in preceded by million in The Liberals heavy reliance on donations from Canadian businesses may change after Prime Minister Jean Chretien introduces limits on corporate contributions as part of an ethics pack age to be released this Following an ethics scandal this spring involving sponsorship contracts handled by Quebec communications Chretien promised tighter con trols on how much businesses can con tribute to political Two of the firms at the centre of sponsorship imbroglio were hefty Liberal donors last According to figures tabled yester Marketing con tributed to the Liberals in and Groupe Everest contributed well above the average for a business Neither compa ny contributed to the IDA Multimedia another firm whose Public Works contracts have come under scrutiny was listed as contributing just to a Liberal Montreal riding As the countrys banks proved the top corporate 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