OTTAWA ‘VERY HOPEFUL’ BLOCKADES WILL END AS RCMP PROMISES TO LEAVE WET’SUWET’EN TERRITORY

"RCMP in British Columbia decided Thursday to abandon the presence in Wet’suwet’en territory that has sparked railway blockades, economic disruptions, and nearly 1,000 layoffs across the country, leaving Public Safety Minister Bill Blair “very hopeful” that negotiations with hereditary chiefs over the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline can now proceed.


“The condition that people said was the reason for the barricades has now been met,” Blair told media yesterday on Parliament Hill.


“The announcement comes after hereditary chiefs from the Wet’suwet’en territory opposed to a natural gas pipeline asked that the RCMP move out of the area before they would meet with federal and provincial ministers,” the Globe and Mail adds."


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