Home / news / Ending Ont. rail blockade by force would create future problems, Indigenous Services minister says | “This problem is not going away anytime soon, and if we don’t solve it the right way [with] peaceful open dialogue, it’s going to come back again and again and again,” he said in an interview on CTV

Ending Ont. rail blockade by force would create future problems, Indigenous Services minister says | “This problem is not going away anytime soon, and if we don’t solve it the right way [with] peaceful open dialogue, it’s going to come back again and again and again,” he said in an interview on CTV

Ending Ont. rail blockade by force would create future problems, Indigenous Services minister says | “This problem is not going away anytime soon, and if we don’t solve it the right way [with] peaceful open dialogue, it’s going to come back again and again and again,” he said in an interview on CTV

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10 comments

  1. Well the protestors are blocking legal traffic of rail lines that have nothing to do with their pipeline. They’re blocking eastbound traffic of propane which is is critical to heating homes in winter

  2. If it was me and my friends on that track we would be forcibly and unceremoniously taken away in handcuffs immediately, and likely sued for damages by countless corporate entities for loss of business.

  3. What’s important here is that the courts have sided with CN and have ordered to protestors to move.

    But, I see why Canada is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they concede, protestors will do the exact same thing for the next social issue du jour. But, if the protestors are removed in compliance with the court order, protests could intensify. The Canadian government has a responsibility to keep interprovincial commerce moving, and removing the protestors is what is necessary to fulfill that responsibility.

  4. Exactly. The American way never solves problems except for the rich fucks who stand to gain.

  5. How many times are we going to put up with natives biting the hand that feeds them? I say they get two more generations of help and then their all just normal citizens. Sink or swim.

  6. What you do is tie any illegal protests to the Governmental Support the Natives receive. How many billion is it a year now?

    The other solution is to disband the reservations and let them all integrate like everyone else has to.

    No more special treatment for anyone!

  7. If they want to block rail lines.. I say we block welfare payments. The Courts have issued injunctions to remove the blockades. Anyone in violation of the injunctions should be arrested. there are ways to protest and not fuck over everyone else.

  8. My biggest issue is this is all framed as being “not about the money” but somehow bigger cheques will solve the issue.

  9. It actually won’t. Canadians decided long ago that cheap oil is the most important thing in their society, a decision Americans, Mexicans and most Europeans (sans France and Russia) made too. Trudeau will “gently” remove them into prison so trains can pass, because as this happens CN/CP are losing tons of money and causing every business based upon them to loose money too. This situation won’t stand.

    And more broadly, the fact that it’s come to a blockade means it’s just not going to succeed by default. In order to avoid this problem Canadians would have to do what France (and to a limited extent Quebec) do and build nuclear power plants and electric railroads that cost tax money. But given that Canada actually scrapped their electric trains in the 90s, there’s not much hope here especially not with Trudeau running things.

  10. and yet it comes back again and again. detain and arrest the economic terrorists.

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