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B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Blair

Feb 27 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As tensions at rail blockades in Quebec and Ontario escalated Wednesday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair appeared to dismiss the notion that police will move completely out of the vast Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia. The hereditary chiefs of the First Nation at the heart of countrywide rail and road disruptions have said they will not meet with federal […]

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Blair

Feb 27 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As tensions at rail blockades in Quebec and Ontario escalated Wednesday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair appeared to dismiss the notion that police will move completely out of the vast Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia. The hereditary chiefs of the First Nation at the heart of countrywide rail and road disruptions have said they will not meet with federal […]

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Blair

Feb 27 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — As tensions at rail blockades in Quebec and Ontario escalated Wednesday, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair appeared to dismiss the notion that police will move completely out of the vast Wet'suwet'en territory in British Columbia. The hereditary chiefs of the First Nation at the heart of countrywide rail and road disruptions have said they will not meet with federal […]

Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

Feb 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Liberal MPs temporarily thwarted an attempt by a Bloc Quebecois MP to immediately debate the "Indigenous crisis" involving rail and road blockades across the country at a Commons committee Tuesday as the political fallout of the disruptions continues to dominate Parliament Hill. Bloc MP Sylvie Berube wants to call the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who […]

Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

Feb 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Liberal MPs temporarily thwarted an attempt by a Bloc Quebecois MP to immediately debate the "Indigenous crisis" involving rail and road blockades across the country at a Commons committee Tuesday as the political fallout of the disruptions continues to dominate Parliament Hill. Bloc MP Sylvie Berube wants to call the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who […]

Liberal MPs defer call for immediate blockade debate at committee

Feb 25 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Liberal MPs temporarily thwarted an attempt by a Bloc Quebecois MP to immediately debate the "Indigenous crisis" involving rail and road blockades across the country at a Commons committee Tuesday as the political fallout of the disruptions continues to dominate Parliament Hill. Bloc MP Sylvie Berube wants to call the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who […]

Trudeau says time for blockades to end, Indigenous leaders to work with government

Feb 21 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Protesters have left a site south of Montreal where they had been blockading railway tracks since Wednesday. The end of the blockade Friday night followed the arrival of riot police in the afternoon who were dispatched to enforce an injunction ordering protesters off Canadian National Railway tracks in St-Lambert, Que. The development came hours after a stern-faced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from high-level meetings in […]

Trudeau says time for blockades to end, Indigenous leaders to work with government

Feb 21 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Protesters have left a site south of Montreal where they had been blockading railway tracks since Wednesday. The end of the blockade Friday night followed the arrival of riot police in the afternoon who were dispatched to enforce an injunction ordering protesters off Canadian National Railway tracks in St-Lambert, Que. The development came hours after a stern-faced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from high-level meetings in […]

Trudeau says time for blockades to end, Indigenous leaders to work with government

Feb 21 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — After two weeks of calls for patience and stalled attempts at negotiation, a stern-faced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emerged from high-level meetings Friday saying barricades on rail lines and other major transportation routes must come down. "We are waiting for Indigenous leadership to show that it understands," he said in an Ottawa news conference Friday. "The […]

Blair says RCMP has met Wet’suwet’en conditions, calls for end to blockades

Feb 20 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the RCMP in British Columbia has offered to move its officers to a town away from the area where traditional leaders of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have been opposing a pipeline project on their territory. Blair said Thursday he believes this move meets conditions set by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs. "I […]

Talks the way to settle blockades, Trudeau insists, as calls for action grow louder

Feb 19 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are rejecting demands from conservatives on Parliament Hill and in provincial legislatures to break up blockades of rail lines by Indigenous protesters and their supporters as pressure on the Liberal government to solve the crisis continues to mount. The demonstrations are in support of Wet'suwet'en First Nation […]

Talks the way to settle blockades, Trudeau insists, as calls for action grow louder

Feb 19 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are rejecting demands from conservatives on Parliament Hill and in provincial legislatures to break up blockades of rail lines by Indigenous protesters and their supporters as pressure on the Liberal government to solve the crisis continues to mount. The demonstrations are in support of Wet'suwet'en First Nation […]

Talks the way to settle blockades, Trudeau insists, as calls for action grow louder

Feb 19 2020 — Teresa Wright, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet are rejecting demands from conservatives on Parliament Hill and in provincial legislatures to break up blockades of rail lines by Indigenous protesters and their supporters as pressure on the Liberal government to solve the crisis continues to mount. The demonstrations are in support of Wet'suwet'en First Nation […]