PARIS — After firing an “F” shot at Six Nations consultant Phil Montour, back on August 9th, Brantford Mayor Chris Friel has removed himself from the mediation process between Brant, Brantford and Six Nations over the boundary talks involving Six Nations lands under claim.
The Brant News uncovered two letters detailing an incident at the County of Brant office in Paris during jurisdictional talks where the offense happened.
According to the report, after being challenged over the title of the lands under question and compensation, Friel suddenly barked at Monture, “F*** you Phil,” before packing his things and walking out of the meeting with a “Good luck” as the door closed.
In a letter of complaint, Elected Chief Ava Hill wrote that she and her councillors and staff were “deeply offended” by a display of “disrespect and unprofessionalism.”
Six Nations used the incident to underscore why she felt Six Nations was not properly consulted nor accommodated in the deal involving Six Nations lands. He has since apologized for his outburst but will remain apart from the talks.