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Canada Rail services continue to feel brunt of anti-pipeline protests across country

11:50  13 february  2020
11:50  13 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Pipeline protests disrupt Ontario Via Rail service for 6th day in a row

  Pipeline protests disrupt Ontario Via Rail service for 6th day in a row Pipeline protests disrupt Ontario Via Rail service for 6th day in a rowOn its website, the company said none of its trains will operate until a blockade at a level rail crossing in Tyendinaga Township is resolved. A small group of protesters have blocked the rail line in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, whose members are protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in northern British Columbia.

Protests growing across Canada against B.C. pipeline . Via Rail said 157 passenger trains have been cancelled, affecting 24,500 travellers on Dashcam captures heated moment at pipeline protest . The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, whose members typically load about 4,500 rail

Pipeline protest near CN rail tracks in Tyendinaga enters 7th day. “Farmers don’t get paid until their While the CFA respects the rights of Canadians to protest , we feel these protests should not Trudeau says pipeline protests across Canada ‘an issue that is of concern’. If they did, he said they

Via rail (Picture for representation purpose only)© Ryan Remiorz Via rail (Picture for representation purpose only) Via Rail has extended train cancellations on major routes in Ontario and Quebec as protests against a pipeline in northern B.C. stretched into a sixth-day on Wednesday.

Passenger and freight rail services have been hit particularly hard by the protests as demonstrators erect barricades on lines in different parts of the country.

Via Rail is cancelling service on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto routes until at least the end of the day on Friday because of a blockade near Belleville, Ont.

Via has also said a blockade near New Hazelton, B.C., means normal rail service is being interrupted between Prince Rupert and Prince George.

CN shuts down eastern rail network, Via service due to anti-pipeline blockades

  CN shuts down eastern rail network, Via service due to anti-pipeline blockades OTTAWA — Canadian National Railway Co. says it must shut down its entire train network in Eastern Canada due to protesters blockades. The company says that means stopping all transcontinental trains across its Canadian network and it may lead to temporary layoffs for eastern Canadian staff. Via Rail says that also means shutting all its passenger service in Canada, which mostly uses CN track. CN Rail says in a statement it has sought and obtained court orders and requested the assistance of enforcement agencies for the blockades in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Railway lines were also blocked by anti - pipeline protesters near Smithers B.C. and near Belleville Ontario where Via (passenger) Rail officials say so far A Canadian National railways executive said the Belleville protest has severe economic repercussions affecting shipments of goods across the

A small protest in Ontario supports an Indigenous effort to block a pipeline thousands of miles Continue reading the main story. A Mohawk Protest Camp Sends Ripples Across Canada. A commuter rail line that runs through Mohawk land to Montreal remained blocked on Wednesday and

In Manitoba, Premier Brian Pallister said the Justice Department will seek an injunction to end a rail blockade west of Winnipeg and have it enforced within a few days.

Meanwhile, two hereditary chiefs from the British Columbia First Nation that is getting support from protesters across the country have launched a constitutional challenge of fossil fuel projects.

The challenge calls on the Federal Court to declare that Canada is constitutionally obliged to meet international climate change targets, which the chiefs contend would cancel approvals for a natural gas pipeline that runs through traditional Wet'suwet'en territory in northern B.C.

Blockade organizers across Canada have said they're acting in solidarity with those opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation near Houston.

The blockades were erected after the RCMP enforced a court injunction last week against Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and their supporters, who had been blocking construction of the pipeline, a key part of a $40-billion LNG Canada liquefied natural gas export project.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 13, 2020.

The Canadian Press

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag on .
Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as blockades drag onThe Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto routes for about two weeks due to the protests that have disrupted rail service across the country.

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