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Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Arctic mine expansion protests spread throughout Nunavut

Protests by Indigenous activists in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut against plans to expand production at the Mary River Mine have disrupted operations at one of the world’s richest and northernmost iron ore deposits, according to the company operating the »

Health, Society

Teachers call Quebec pandemic decision making ‘reckless’

As high school students returned to class in the province of Quebec, teachers at a Montreal-area high school wore black to protest what they call the government’s “reckless abandonment of science-based decision making” during this pandemic. The province of Quebec »

Uncategorized

Opposition mounts against Chinese glass plant in Ontario town

Stratford Ontario is a small to medium sized city of some 32,000 souls. Well-known for its world-famous Stratford Shakespearean theatre and festival, it’s known as the “Festival City”.  It’s also in the midst of a large agricultural region. But there’s »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canadians take to the streets for anti-racism rallies

Sparked by the death of George Floyd last week in Minnesota, Canadians took to the streets this weekend to participate in anti-racism demonstrations across Canada — a country that Amnesty International said last year is fraught with racism. The demonstration »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Disagreement continues over who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en

The rail blockades may be down and the transportation network working to get back on schedule, but the dispute over the natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia that started the crisis seems to continue. The pipeline is to cross »

Economy, Indigenous, International

 Huge backlog of goods due to rail blockades in Canada

Now that the rail blockades over an indigenous pipeline dispute have ended, the country is facing a huge backlog of goods waiting to be moved by rail to their destinations. Over 1,000 rail workers who had been temporarily laid off »

Indigenous

Rail blockades in Quebec remain despite Wet’suwet’en agreement

Despite the “proposed arrangement” between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and the Canadian and British Columbia governments, two rail blockades remain in Quebec. However protesters from Kahnawake and Listuguj remain are now undecided on whether or not the blockades will come »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Police move against main rail blockade at Mohawk reserve

Last week Canada’s Prime Minister said the rail blockades which have been paralysing rail service and seriously compromising the entire economy, must end and the law must be obeyed. The rail blockades have been set up in sympathy with a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

The LINK Online, Feb. 20,21,22, 2020

Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan As the rail blockades by Indigenous groups and supporters continue, business groups warn that the economy »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem »