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Industry, passengers left stranded as anti-pipeline blockades shut rail service

Feb 13 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — Blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters have forced Canadian National Railway Co. to shut down its entire network in Eastern Canada and Via Rail to cancel passenger service across the country. CN said Thursday that the company must initiate a "disciplined and progressive" shutdown in the East and stop and safely secure all transcontinental trains […]

Industry, passengers left stranded as anti-pipeline blockades shut rail service

Feb 13 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — Blockades set up by anti-pipeline protesters have forced Canadian National Railway Co. to shut down its entire network in Eastern Canada and Via Rail to cancel passenger service across the country. CN said Thursday that the company must initiate a "disciplined and progressive" shutdown in the East and stop and safely secure all transcontinental trains […]

Pipeline protests impact B.C. legislature and Canada’s rail network

Feb 11 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — Protests in support of Indigenous hereditary chiefs who oppose a major pipeline project flared across Canada for a fifth day on Tuesday, disrupting British Columbia's legislature and forcing the cancellation of dozens of commuter and freight trains. Hundreds blocked the entrances to the B.C. legislature before Premier John Horgan's government delivered its throne speech. Protesters, […]

Pipeline protests impact B.C. legislature and Canada’s rail network

Feb 11 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — Protests in support of Indigenous hereditary chiefs who oppose a major pipeline project flared across Canada for a fifth day on Tuesday, disrupting British Columbia's legislature and forcing the cancellation of dozens of commuter and freight trains. Hundreds blocked the entrances to the B.C. legislature before Premier John Horgan's government delivered its throne speech. Protesters, […]

‘People are starting to wake up’: Pipeline protesters expect long-term change

Feb 10 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Opponents of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern British Columbia say they believe protests across the country are sparking a growing awareness of Indigenous rights that will lead to long-term change. Protesters blocked train traffic in east Vancouver on Monday afternoon to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The protest came hours after […]

‘People are starting to wake up’: Pipeline protesters expect long-term change

Feb 10 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Opponents of a natural gas pipeline in northwestern British Columbia say they believe protests across the country are sparking a growing awareness of Indigenous rights that will lead to long-term change. Protesters blocked train traffic in east Vancouver on Monday afternoon to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The protest came hours after […]

Fraud case against Meng is straightforward, Crown argues at extradition hearing

Jan 22 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Lawyers representing the Canadian attorney general say the fraud case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is not complicated and a judge should commit the woman for extradition to the United States. The Crown delivered arguments Wednesday at a British Columbia Supreme Court hearing focusing on the legal test of double criminality, or whether the allegations […]

Fraud case against Meng is straightforward, Crown argues at extradition hearing

Jan 22 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Lawyers representing the Canadian attorney general say the fraud case against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is not complicated and a judge should commit the woman for extradition to the United States. The Crown delivered arguments Wednesday at a British Columbia Supreme Court hearing focusing on the legal test of double criminality, or whether the allegations […]

Allegations against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou not fraud in Canada: defence

Jan 21 2020 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou should not be extradited to the United States to face fraud charges because her alleged misconduct doesn't amount to fraud in Canada, says her lawyer. Scott Fenton told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge on Tuesday, the second day of Meng's extradition hearing, that people can't be convicted of […]