Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(LNG-Pipeline-Trudeau) (Audio: P07)

The prime minister says it's time for the rail blockades to be dismantled.

Much of the country's train system has been paralyzed by anti-pipeline protests in solidarity with hereditary chiefs opposing a Coastal GasLink natural gas project in B-C.

Justin Trudeau says police must enforce court injunctions against the blockades, because nothing his government has tried is working.

Still, Trudeau says his government is always open to dialogue and reconciliation remains a top priority.

In response, one of the traditional chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation says his people are willing to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B-C and federal governments.

But the R-C-M-P need to leave first and Coastal GasLink needs to halt work in the area. (19)


(LNG-Pipeline-Quebec) (Audio: P02)

Protesters at a rail blockade south of Montreal began dismantling their encampment tonight after a contingent of riot police arrived to enforce a court injunction.

They took downs tents and carried items such as sleeping bags, pots, propane tanks and a wood stove to the edge of a security perimeter established earlier in the day by police.

Quebec's premier had called for rapid enforcement of an injunction ordering that the site be cleared.

Francois Legault said he hoped the blockade can be removed peacefully -- without the police. (19)


(Cda-Coronavirus-Champagne) (Audio: P13)

Former Diamond Princess passengers will spend another two weeks in isolation at the Nav Centre in Cornwall, Ontario after arriving back in the country.

The 129 Canadians have already spent weeks confined to cabins aboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship in Yokohama.

Canada's top public-health official says the government is acting ''out of an abundance of caution'' with another quarantine.

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne says Canada is offering tailored consular services to the roughly 40 Canadians with the virus who stayed behind to receive medical treatment. …

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