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Canada’s Trudeau stresses the need for peaceful end to pipeline protests

Supporters of the indigenous Wet'suwet'en Nation march as part of a protest against British Columbia's Coastal GasLink pipeline

Reuters, February 18, 2020 TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday called for a peaceful solution to end rail blockades by indigenous rights groups protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline. Indigenous communities across Canada have blocked key rail lines for nearly two weeks to oppose construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, which …

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At least 66 ships stalled off Canada’s west coast due to CN rail blockades

Protestors block railway in wintertime.

PortandTerminal.com, February 16, 2020 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – At least 66 shipping vessels are stalled in British Columbia’s waters, according to the maritime shipping industry, as rail blockades continue in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. READ: Canada grinding to a halt as rail shut-down and protests intensify. What’s going on? The stalled vessels …

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