Highlights / protest

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

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 »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Via Rail partially resumes service in parts of eastern Canada

Via Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service, has decided to partially resume service between Quebec City and Ottawa, according to a release on their website. Trains that serve full trips will resume service between the provincial capitals on Feb. 20.  »

Indigenous, Politics

Trudeau convenes emergency meeting to discuss anti-pipeline protests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting of the cabinet’s Incident Response Group on Monday to address ongoing protests and rail blockades that have shut down much of the country’s rail traffic, disrupting passenger and freight service across Canada. The »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Natural gas pipeline protest: potential for violence

Although the elected band councils have approved, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwets’en in northern British Columbia are against a gas pipeline across their traditional territory Other protests in sympathy continue to take place across the country. In northern B.C. »