Cross Country Checkup

Who is responsible for the Wet'suwet'en blockade impasse?

Tensions persist across the country over the ongoing rail blockades protesting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
Protesters look at signatures written on the blade of a snowplow parked adjacent to the closed rail line near Belleville, Ont., in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, on Feb. 21, 2020, as they stand in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

"The barricades need to come down now," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday, calling the rail blockades "unacceptable and untenable."

But the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say they will only engage in discussions if the RCMP withdraws from their territory and activities related to the Coastal GasLink pipeline have ceased.

As the stalemate over the Coastal Gaslink pipeline continues, our question this week is: Who is responsible for the Wet'suwet'en blockade impasse?



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