Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is “past time” for a resolution to rail blockades that have interrupted VIA Rail service, shut down railroads, and temporarily blocked borders in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation for nearly two weeks.
But he offered no clear answers for what action the government is willing to take to move things forward other than being available to speak with protesters.
“People are troubled by what they’ve been witnessing this past week … They’re asking themselves what is happening in this country. They’re asking what lies ahead – for themselves, for their communities, for Canada,” he said.
“They know that these protests are serious, that this is a critical moment for the future of our country. So do I. On all sides, people are upset and frustrated. I get it, because this is about things that matter.
“It is time – past time – for this situation to be resolved. But what we are facing was not created overnight.”
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