There are many different kinds of people in Guelph, and many different organizations and different kinds of organizing. This occupation came about from a network of friends and allies who have watched every legal process fail us, yet wanted to take a stand and do something more to protect the land. This has clearly spoken to many other people, and has become an effective occupation that will last at least 14 days.
Numerous groups have taken on the HCBP over the years. Most recently people have been opposing and organizing awareness around the HCBP under the name LIMITS, which stands for Land Is More Important Than Sprawl, but this occupation was a separate event with nothing to do with LIMITS.
We just want to make this known, because on the recent injunction that was served were 7 named individuals, as well as “Members of Land Is More Important Than Sprawl (LIMITS) or any agent or person acting under their instructions, John Doe, Jane Doe and other persons unknown.”
Those involved in the HCBP occupation have tried their hardest to make it explicit right from the beginning that this action has nothing to do with LIMITS, and is not a LIMITS-organized event. Those involved did not want to implicate or harm other relationships of anyone who has done work with LIMITS.
LIMITS is a fictitious entity that is not incorporated and has no legal standing, nor a bank account. So it’s likely that the inclusion of LIMITS will not remain on the injunction, and is little more than a scare tactic, perhaps meant to place divisions between those who work with LIMITS who don’t or can’t support the occupation, and those who have worked with LIMITS who are involved. It would be a tragedy if this intimidation tactic did result in any such divisions, since those involved in the occupation are trying their hardest via different means to stop the HCBP, which is a shared goal among many.