- Jul 2011
Enough members of the New Democrat, Liberal and Green caucuses made it into the building to conduct the B.C. legislature’s daily business
VIA Rail says 18 of its trains were cancelled Sunday
Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockade: CN Rail says ‘significant’ parts of rail network may close if protests go on
CN has halted more than 150 freight trains since Thursday evening, when demonstrators set up blockades in British Columbia and Ontario
More than 150 freight trains have been idled since the blockades and passenger services have been cut back in Ontario, Quebec and B.C.
If the PM does not make the right moves in the next month, things will become more intense and have a different flavour
Seems our police here in Ontario are scared of the native protesters:
Canadians would be forgiven for being a tad confused about the developments surrounding the rail line blockades that, now entering a full week, have seen the cancellation of VIA passenger trips as well as freight trains.
Here’s a headline from the CBC that was first posted on Saturday: “CN obtains injunction to end Tyendinaga Mohawk rail demonstration”.
That sounds like pretty heavy stuff, an injunction. Any reasonable person would think it means things were coming to an end for the protesters. As the story describes: “It forbids any continued interference with the rail line under the threat of arrest, and was served to demonstrators by CN police Saturday afternoon.”
Yet let’s fast forward to Tuesday morning, when the Ontario Provincial Police sheepishly issued the following statement: “The situation remains the same at the CN Rail line near Wyman’s Road in Tyendinaga Township. The OPP is monitoring the situation and members of the OPP Provincial Liaison Team are maintaining a dialogue with participants.”
Canadians would be forgiven for being a tad confused about the developments surrounding the rail line blockades that, now entering a full week, have seen the cancellation of VIA passenger trips as …
I will say this... It is amazing what a nice and relatively open society we have, where protesters can do this...
Can't even imagine someone trying shit like this in Russia, for example, with their heavily guarded national railroads, which are considered "areas of strategic importance" and approaching one of such areas without authorization can, frankly, get you fucking shot, over there...
And environmental and such protests over there have always been met with horrendous violence, both by police and privately hired security thugs from logging companies, etc:
Anyhow, the dispute about this pipeline goes back years, actually: