NAPANEE, Ont. -- The man who led aboriginal protests that snarled traffic on Canada's busiest highway and blocked a major rail line is in custody after turning himself in to Ontario Provincial Police on Thursday.
Mr. Brant's actions on the National Day of Protest were certainly controversial, not supported by Assembly of First Nations Grand Chief Phil Fontaine, and possibly counter-productive. However, if the mark of a committed activist (as opposed to a mere opportunist) is that they accept the legal consequences of their actions, then Mr. Brant has surely done this, and deserves credit for so doing.
At least he didn't attempt to escape wearing a Burqa.