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Canada Trudeau says tire fire on CN Rail line near Tyendinaga 'extremely concerning'

01:26  27 february  2020
01:26  27 february  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the continuing protests near CN Rail tracks close to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory are a worry and the protesters could cause serious harm if they don't stop. Protesters set tires on fire and tossed them onto the track Wednesday near Belleville, Ont., as

Via Rail said it has no other option but to cancel all service on CN track in Canada. Tyendinaga Mohawk Chief Donald Maracle said he expects the meeting will proceed but he can't comment on In Manitoba, protesters dismantled a blockade on an east-west CN Rail line near Winnipeg due to a

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday the continuing protests near CN Rail tracks close to the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory are a worry and the protesters could cause serious harm if they don't stop.

Protesters set tires on fire and tossed them onto the track Wednesday near Belleville, Ont., as CN Rail trains rolled by. Freight trains often carry flammable chemicals and petrochemical products.

Speaking to reporters outside the Commons today, Trudeau said the government is looking for a resolution to the Indigenous-led protests — which continued even after the Ontario Provincial Police made a series of arrests in the area on Monday to permit trains to move.

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Via Rail said it has no other option but to cancel all service on CN track in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters after landing in Munich, Germany, that his government is Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he is deeply concerned by the impact of the decision CN was forced to

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"We're continuing to work as we have over the past week. It is extremely concerning to see people endangering their own lives and the lives of others by trying to interfere ... with the trains.  But again, we are continuing to work very hard to resolve this," Trudeau said.

a car covered in snow: A fire burns on CN Rail tracks in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., on Wednesday. © CBC A fire burns on CN Rail tracks in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., on Wednesday.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the tire fires were "extremely reckless. I hope we're not going to see this kind of thing ever again."

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair also urged the protesters to stop this sort of activity.

"I think it's terribly unsafe and inappropriate," Blair told reporters.

"I would, again, continue to urge people to take the barricades down, to obey the law and encourage the dialogue that we know is so important to continue."

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Rail service in British Columbia was disrupted at two key points in B.C. Monday, as new blockades sprung up in the wake of arrests at a rail blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory in Ontario. Protesters forced the cancellation of afternoon West Coast Express service by occupying rail lines in

Protesters lit tires on fire in the middle of the tracks near Tyendinaga , Ont., adamant that their blockades in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Thousands of commuters had their morning routines disrupted Tuesday after a blockade popped up on a popular rail line near Hamilton and halted

Freight traffic has started moving again through the area near the territory of the Mohawks of Tyendinaga, where protesters acting in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Coastal GasLink project have set up camps.

After 20 days of protest, the police moved to dismantle the blockades — but a camp remains in place on the south side of the tracks, where protesters are defying requests to stop criminal activity.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller have made another request to meet with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the pipeline development. So far, those requests have gone unanswered.

The ministers said they had hoped to hear back from the chiefs by Wednesday afternoon about a meeting but, as of 5:30 p.m. ET, the timing of a possible meeting had not been settled.

Do Tyendinaga Mohawk protests amount to ‘terrorism’? Experts say no .
The actions of protesters who set a fire under a passing a CN Rail train in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory were quickly condemned as reckless and unsafe, but resulted in no arrests. Video posted to social media Wednesday by Real Peoples Media showed several masked Tyendinaga protesters setting wooden skids on fire on the tracks of a CN rail line near Belleville, Ont. as a train passed by. “Mohawk Warriors here are adamant that no train shall pass,” said an unidentified man in the video.

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