Disenfranchising Natives

No proposition could be more decisively or clearly consistently established than this, that the Indians (not being enfranchised) had no rights to the land, other than occupation at the will of the Crown.

~ Judge Matthew Baillie Begbie (born:1819-05-09 died:1894-06-11 at age:75) Chief Justice of British Columbia, aka the hanging judge.

To my city, Victoria’s shame, we have a street named after this racist bastard, as does Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kelowna.