Tag: Wet’suwet’en

Hamilton police close access to rail lines as Wet’suwet’en protest continues

KEY FACTS On Monday evening, more than a dozen people gathered on the tracks owned by CN Rail near Hamilton A group called Wet’suwet’en Strong: Hamilton in Solidarity, have claimed responsibility for the blockade GO Transit cancelled train service at its stations in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Hamilton and West Harbour Tuesday morning Hamilton police…

Trudeau pushes back against pressure to use the police to end Wet’suwet’en blockades urging instead to let talks resolve the crisis

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected Conservative calls Friday to order the national police force to break up rail blockades that have paralyzed passenger and freight service in Canada, hoping instead that weekend efforts at dialogue will peacefully resolve the escalating crisis. One key effort at that dialogue will unfold Saturday morning when federal Indigenous Services…

Kenney calls Wet’suwet’en rail shutdown ‘national economic crisis’ — blames ‘some angry fringe groups’

EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the widespread shutdown of Canadian rail operations this week is a full-blown economic crisis. “Why?” he said to reporters in Edmonton on Friday. “Because some angry fringe groups are ignoring the democratically expressed wishes of every First Nation in northern British Columbia.” “I think Canadians are losing patience with this,”…

Ottawa says it won’t interfere in the dispute between Wet’suwet’en chiefs and Coastal GasLink. So, what’s next?

OTTAWA—The federal government insists it has no role in the resolution of a pipeline construction dispute in British Columbia, even as the resulting Indigenous protest movement disrupts travel and commerce across the country. Ottawa argues the Coastal GasLink pipeline project’s standoff with certain Wet’suwet’en activists is an issue for the company and the B.C. government…