SWITLO, Janice G.A.E.




Author Tags: First Nations

How can we criticize Hitler and Hussein yet tolerate the Supreme Court of Canada's endorsement of the abuse of the human rights of the Aboriginal peoples?" -- Janice G.A.E. Switlo

Prior to lawyer Bruce Clark's book Justice in Paradise (McGill-Queen's, 1999), the counsel for the defendants for the Gustafsen Lake stand-off, Janice G.A.E. Switlo, published her version of the volatile events in the B.C. Interior during the summer of 1995 in Gustafsen Lake: Under Siege -- Exposing the Truth about the Gustafsen Lake Stand-off (Peachland: TIAC Communications, 1997). Her in-depth treatise claims RCMP snipers were given the 'green light' to shoot to kill Aboriginal at Gustafsen Lake, plus the RCMP and governmental authorities resorted to fraud, deceit and corruption in order to mislead the public and denigrate the Sundancers. The disputed Sundance site was eventually torn down and burned on March 2, 1996. Born in 1957, Switlo received her Commerce degree from UBC and her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She accuses the B.C. government of adopting tactics in line with the Nazi Party's Final Solution and castigates Bruce Clark for fleeing the fray, first to Amsterdam, then to New York, failing to uphold his promise to appear for trial in B.C. by claiming exile status. [See Bruce Clark entry]

BOOKS:

Switlo, Janice G.A.E. Gustafsen Lake: Under Siege -- Exposing the Truth about the Gustafsen Lake Stand-off (Peachland: TIAC Communications, 1997).

[BCBW 2004] "First Nations"