B.C. pipeline protests continue to halt Ontario trains for 5th day in a row


B00Mer
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B.C. pipeline protests continue to halt Ontario trains for 5th day in a row



https://globalnews.ca/news/6530177/b...-halted-day-5/
 
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petros
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It's the 10th...
4 days from now they wont be out protesting. Their welfare is running low and protests will fire up again on child tax credit day.
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B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It's the 10th...
4 days from now they wont be out protrsting. Their welfare is running low and protests will fire up again on child tax credit day.


Police arrest anti-pipeline protesters at Vancouver port as they enforce court injunction

You're probably right, I mean look at this loser..



Pot head, welfare bum, a total loser. Nothing to society
 
Twin_Moose
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There will be arrests in Ont. as well they got an injunction a couple of days ago, btw: stopping passenger trains is stupid when they are fighting for the elimination of Carbon pollution.
 
petros
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Forgive them Father for they know not what they do. - Jesus H Christ
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Police arrest anti-pipeline protesters at Vancouver port as they enforce court injunction
You're probably right, I mean look at this loser..

Pot head, welfare bum, a total loser. Nothing to society

The shelter kicks them out at 9AM and they cant come back until 5PM. What else does she have to do all day but pretend to protest and mooch tokes from the 2 or 3 students that showed up?
 
Twin_Moose
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She must be apart of the corporation, because she don't look like a band member
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DaSleeper
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All this shit adds to the price at the pump...
Just remember that when you fill up!
 
Jinentonix
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Wow, must be nice to have 5 days to do nothing but piss people off who actually have jobs.
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

Wow, must be nice to have 5 days to do nothing but piss people off who actually have jobs.

When they actually go ahead with guaranteed income instead of just talking about it, I'll retire and join the protestors for extra cash as well




ROFLMAO
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The shelter kicks them out at 9AM and they cant come back until 5PM. What else does she have to do all day but pretend to protest and mooch tokes from the 2 or 3 students that showed up?


No cuffs. No guns drawn. No violent police action. Just good police work - contrary to all the overblown shit that the wanna-be-significant are bleating about.
 
Mowich
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Mowich
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"Watching someone defend this land and being arrested for it by the police was really difficult and really upsetting,” said environmental activist Kristin Street. “We are very angry. We are very upset. We are going to do anything to make sure the marginalized voices in this country that continue to be ignored are upheld in whatever way we can.”

bc.ctvnews.ca/we-are-in-it-for-the-long-haul-wet-suwet-en-solidarity-protesters-arrested-at-vancouver-delta-ports-

The ONLY marginalized voices in this mess are those of the numerous bands who are in total support of the gas link and who the media continue to ignore in favor of giving voice to the misguided activists.

Watching our rail lines, ports and bridges being blockaded by those who have no association whatsoever with the gas link nor lands therein leaves those of us who believe in the rule of law wondering how it is that these types of illegal blockades are allowed to take place at all.
 
Twin_Moose
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I guess the union workers and companies were not as supportive as they thought

Arrests made as anti-pipeline protesters block Vancouver ports, defy injunction

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Vancouver police said 33 people were arrested early Monday as officers in the city and in nearby Delta enforced an injunction preventing blockades at entrances to the Port of Vancouver and the DeltaPort container terminal.

Sgt. Aaron Roed said demonstrators were informed of the injunction Sunday night, shortly after it was obtained by the port authority, and those who refused to comply received several requests from police to clear blocked intersections before they were detained.
Police said traffic was disrupted during the morning rush hour along a major street parallel to terminals located in the downtown Vancouver port, but a webcam showed traffic was flowing to DeltaPort, the region's largest container terminal, just after 8 a.m.
Port disruptions began Friday by demonstrators acting in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposed to construction of the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline across their traditional territories in northwestern British Columbia...……….More

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Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich View Post

"Watching someone defend this land and being arrested for it by the police was really difficult and really upsetting,” said environmental activist Kristin Street. “We are very angry. We are very upset. We are going to do anything to make sure the marginalized voices in this country that continue to be ignored are upheld in whatever way we can.”
bc.ctvnews.ca/we-are-in-it-for-the-long-haul-wet-suwet-en-solidarity-protesters-arrested-at-vancouver-delta-ports-
The ONLY marginalized voices in this mess are those of the numerous bands who are in total support of the gas link and who the media continue to ignore in favor of giving voice to the misguided activists.
Watching our rail lines, ports and bridges being blockaded by those who have no association whatsoever with the gas link nor lands therein leaves those of us who believe in the rule of law wondering how it is that these types of illegal blockades are allowed to take place at all.

It's uninformed reporting like below that they and Cliffy listen too, by skewing information in contracts that all land owners sign into something that undermines FN people gives them something to grasp onto. Also by not adding new developments in recent events also gives false information to support the cause.

Wet'suwet'en: Why are Indigenous rights being defined by an energy corporation?

I imagine a better twist to this article will be uploaded to facebook soon for Cliffy to copy and paste, have to watch for it Lol.
 
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First Nations LNG Alliance

The First Nations LNG Alliance is a collective of First Nations who are participating in, and supportive of, sustainable and responsible LNG development in BC.

The Alliance is working to:
  • Increase positive LNG dialogue in First Nations communities
  • Communicate First Nations messages directly to First Nations audiences
  • Communicate balanced LNG information
  • Provide a venue for pro-development nations to interact, share knowledge and resources
  • Discuss environmental issues and priorities

Ultimately, the Alliance has been formed to provide education and information to nations around our province as they consider economic and resource development opportunities when it concerns LNG projects in their territories.

To act as an advocate on behalf of First Nations. In order to do this we provide research and in-depth insight into the many issues and concerns surrounding LNG development in BC. We also seek to connect people with resources, information, support and materials to inform themselves and their members.

Meet some of the First Nations in BC who support responsible LNG development:
  • For the Wet’suwet’en Nation, a natural-gas pipeline means benefits that include training and revenue. But there’s also an unusual benefit: cultural revival and reinforcement, and a rebirth of some some traditional practices that had faded, including their language. Read the story
  • For the Kwispaa LNG project on Vancouver Island, Huu-ay-aht First Nations have a unique “co-management relationship” with Steelhead LNG of Vancouver. Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. says it offers the Huu-ay-aht “an incredible opportunity.” Read the story
  • For the Haisla First Nation, LNG is spelled HOPE. Says Chief Councillor Crystal Smith: “We see significant employment for our members, access to educational opportunities, and a way forward for a truly independent nation.” And respect for the environment. Read the story
  • The Gitxaala Nation sees much-needed benefits from LNG development, but long-term benefits won’t simply come on a silver platter. Read the story
  • And a series of nations have signed work-agreements with TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline. These preceded the positive Final Investment Decision on the LNG Canada project at Kitimat, and went into effect when that decision was announced.
  • Stellat’en Nation: Chief Archie Patrick welcomes LNG-related development — if it protects the environment and the Nation’s water. Video in Resource Works’ Homeland Journey series.


Excerpt from Chief Smith's acceptance speech as new chair of First Nation's LNG Alliance

"When Alcan first came to Kitimat . . . so many councillors worked so diligently to ensure that our people would succeed and have a share and a say. And I am so damn proud to say that we accomplished that with LNG Canada, to help them make their final investment decision. The single largest private-investment decision (in Canadian history) and it’s being built in Haisla territory.

But it’s not only elected leaders that take those visions and make them reality. One of our hereditary chiefs told all our elected leaders that with all this wealth and opportunity to be mindful of our neighbours. And we have extended the doors of Haisla territory for employment to our neighbouring communities, to ensure that we do share that opportunity, we share that prosperity, we share what we see in our community today."

https://www.fnlngalliance.com/2020/02/04/chief-crystal-smiths-speech-cheers-and-tears/

 
petros
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5 greedy Chiefs sitting on a hill...
 
AnnaE
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"B.C. pipeline protests continue to halt Ontario trains for 5th day in a row"
Good. We have enough Ontarians here.
 
DaSleeper
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They should put the cow catchers back in front of the train and push off the tracks anything that's not supposed to be there...
Or toot the horn till the protesters go deaf!
 
Twin_Moose
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If you open up the article and watch the videos the majority of the protestors belong to the same tribe as Cliffy Wanna'be'native society

Metro Vancouver port blockade prompts injunction, 57 arrested Monday

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Anti-pipeline protesters say they will be out in force in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, despite 57 of their group getting arrested on Monday.
Natalie Knight, spokesperson for the “solidarity actions happening in Vancouver with the Wet’suwet’en Nation,” told Postmedia News she expected about 200 protesters to show up for Tuesday’s action at an “undisclosed location.”
Knight was speaking on Monday afternoon from a rail line blockade on Venables Street, just east of Glen Drive, that began at 3 p.m. and ended two hours later.
The port blockades were in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who are fighting to stop construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in northwest B.C.
The arrests came earlier in the day after an injunction was issued Sunday against protesters who had been periodically blocking road access to partsbof the Metro Vancouver port since Friday. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority asked for the injunction so port operations could resume in Vancouver and Delta.
A Vancouver police spokesperson, Sgt. Aaron Roed, confirmed 43 people who defied the injunction and police orders to clear the area at Hastings and Clark streets were arrested on Monday morning.
“The injunction was granted to the Port on Sunday afternoon by a B.C. Supreme Court justice and protesters were made aware of it by the port on Sunday evening,” read a police statement issued by Roed. “A number of protesters refused to abide by the court order … Protesters received several requests from police to clear the intersection and then warnings prior to being detained.”

Anti-pipeline protesters say they will be out in force in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, despite 57 of their group getting arrested on Monday.
Natalie Knight, spokesperson for the “solidarity actions happening in Vancouver with the Wet’suwet’en Nation,” told Postmedia News she expected about 200 protesters to show up for Tuesday’s action at an “undisclosed location.”
Knight was speaking on Monday afternoon from a rail line blockade on Venables Street, just east of Glen Drive, that began at 3 p.m. and ended two hours later.
The port blockades were in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who are fighting to stop construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in northwest B.C.
The arrests came earlier in the day after an injunction was issued Sunday against protesters who had been periodically blocking road access to partsbof the Metro Vancouver port since Friday. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority asked for the injunction so port operations could resume in Vancouver and Delta.
A Vancouver police spokesperson, Sgt. Aaron Roed, confirmed 43 people who defied the injunction and police orders to clear the area at Hastings and Clark streets were arrested on Monday morning.
“The injunction was granted to the Port on Sunday afternoon by a B.C. Supreme Court justice and protesters were made aware of it by the port on Sunday evening,” read a police statement issued by Roed. “A number of protesters refused to abide by the court order … Protesters received several requests from police to clear the intersection and then warnings prior to being detained.”

The VPD said all 43 people were released with conditions to abide by the injunction. Videos and photos from the scene show officers calmly moving handcuffed protesters one-by-one into police vehicles.
Delta police said 14 people were arrested on the Deltaport Way causeway. A statement from Delta police said they had been in communication with demonstrators since Saturday evening, when the blockade in Delta was first established.
“Police provided the protesters with a number of opportunities to leave without being arrested,” said Delta police spokeswoman Cris Leykauf. “Those who did not wish to be arrested were asked to stand to the side, where they could also witness the arrests if they chose to do so. Everyone involved was treated respectfully and with dignity.”


The port blockades were in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who are fighting to stop construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in northwest B.C.
The arrests came earlier in the day after an injunction was issued Sunday against protesters who had been periodically blocking road access to partsbof the Metro Vancouver port since Friday. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority asked for the injunction so port operations could resume in Vancouver and Delta.
A Vancouver police spokesperson, Sgt. Aaron Roed, confirmed 43 people who defied the injunction and police orders to clear the area at Hastings and Clark streets were arrested on Monday morning.
“The injunction was granted to the Port on Sunday afternoon by a B.C. Supreme Court justice and protesters were made aware of it by the port on Sunday evening,” read a police statement issued by Roed. “A number of protesters refused to abide by the court order … Protesters received several requests from police to clear the intersection and then warnings prior to being detained.”

Knight said the blockade of the rail line on Monday afternoon did not breach the injunction because it states protesters must not block access to the port lands “by way of the Vancouver Fraser Port authority road access points.”
“It does not fall under the injunction,” she said.
“It’s been a long day. We wanted to gather people (following the arrests) and express our solidarity and indicate we are not going to stand down and wont be bullied or intimidated by the court,” she said. “At the same time we want to give people the chance to take a breath and gather again tomorrow at an undisclosed location.”
Knight said the protest group included members of climate and justice groups, anti-poverty groups, anti-capitalist groups, low-income housing groups and unions.
“There’s a pretty good cross section. It’s a pretty diverse crowd,” she said.
Demonstrators also gathered on the B.C. legislature steps in Victoria and blocked the Johnson Street and Bay Street bridges in the capital during the Monday evening rush hour
Coastal GasLink has said it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nations bands along the pipeline route from northeastern B.C. to LNG Canada’s $40-billion export facility on the coast in Kitimat — including Wet’suwet’en bands. But the hereditary chiefs it is they who have jurisdiction over the wider traditional lands, not the elected council that runs the smaller reserves.

 
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Mohawks prepare to enter 6th day of railway shutdown in support of Wet'suwet'en

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The people staging a demonstration in support of Wet'suwet'en pipeline opponents that has led to a five-day shutdown of passenger and freight rail traffic through eastern Ontario say they won't back down in the face of possible police action.
Tyendinaga Mohawk members say they won't end their demonstration until the RCMP leaves the territory of the Wet'suwet'en.
RCMP began enforcing an court order against those blocking construction on the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Northern B.C. last Thursday.
Tyendinaga Mohawk member Jacob Morris said a court injunction that forbids any continued interference with the rail line under the threat of arrest, which was issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday at the request of CN, won't change the goal of demonstration.

"It's a piece of paper in our eyes, another tree cut down so you can hand it to us," said Morris.
"I'm not worried one bit."
Via Rail has said at least 92 trains have been cancelled since the demonstration began, affecting over 16.000 passengers on one of Canada's busiest rail corridors connecting Toronto to Montreal. CN said dozens of freight trains have been stopped, stalling shipments of everything from propane to feedstock for factories.
The CN-owned rail tracks run just outside the reserve boundaries of Tyendinaga, but are within a land claim area that stretches up to Highway 2 just north of the crossing.
A makeshift camp has sprung up along the rail tracks that now includes a porta-potty, green canvas tents and a barrel fire. The three-track crossing is about 250 kilometres west of Ottawa. ………...More

 
Mowich
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Indigenous LNG supporters chide human rights advocates over pipeline comments

BURNS LAKE, B.C. — A collective of First Nations who support the liquefied natural gas industry in British Columbia say human rights advocates failed to do their research when they called for a pipeline project to be halted.

The First Nations LNG Alliance has issued open letters to the B.C. human rights commissioner and the United Nations Committee to End Racial Discrimination over statements they made about the Coastal GasLink project.

They called for the project to be stopped in the face of opposition from Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs who say the project has no authority without their consent.

Both said the free, prior and informed consent of all affected Indigenous groups should be granted before any project is allowed to proceed.

Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected First Nation councils along the pipeline's 670-kilometre path but the Wet'suwet'en chiefs say within their territory, those councils only administer small reserves and it's the hereditary chiefs who hold jurisdiction over a broader area covering 22,000 square kilometres.

Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO of the First Nations Alliance, says in the letter to commissioner Kasari Govender that the pipeline was approved through a democratic process that Indigenous people participated in freely, and neither the committee nor commissioner consulted supportive Indigenous groups before taking a position.

No one could be reached for comment at the UN committee and Govender was not available for an interview Tuesday.

"It is disheartening to see that the input from 20 First Nations, who participated extensively during five years of consultation on the pipeline, and have successfully negotiated agreements with Coastal GasLink, is so easily dismissed by the B.C. Human Rights Commission," Ogen-Toews says in one of the open letters.

Ogen-Toews was elected chief of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation representing 255 members on and off reserve lands for six years. The Wet'suwet'en First Nation covers a smaller area than the Wet'suwet'en Nation over which the hereditary clan chiefs claim authority.

The letter accuses Govender of ignoring the social and economic benefits already realized by workers and communities from the project. More than one-third of work on the project has been completed by Indigenous people and Coastal GasLink has earmarked $620 million in contracting opportunities for First Nations in the province, it says.

The letter also accuses both the provincial commission and the UN committee of issuing public statements without talking to supportive First Nations.

"Both groups know nothing about the importance we place on finding a way out of endlessly trying to manage poverty, and finding the kind of opportunities for our First Nations people that non-Indigenous people have enjoyed for centuries," the letter says.

The UN committee also called the federal government to stop two other major resource projects, the Site C dam and Trans Mountain pipeline expansions.

Na'moks, a spokesman for the Wet'suwet'en hereditary clan chiefs, has said they will never consent to the project.

The chiefs issued an eviction notice to Coastal GasLink after the B.C. Supreme Court extended an injunction on Dec. 31 to the company.

The RCMP has established a checkpoint along a logging road that leads to a pipeline work site, as well as two camps and a small settlement established by supporters of the hereditary chiefs.

Last year, 14 people were arrested when the RCMP enforced a previous injunction granted to the company.

www.princegeorgecitizen.com/indigenous-lng-supporters-chide-human-rights-advocates-over-pipeline-comments-1.24057736
 
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Coastal GasLink workforce at 1,000 women and men – and growing

Construction is ramping up on the Coastal GasLink Project, with more than 1,000 women and men, many of them local and Indigenous, working across the 670-kilometre project right-of-way in January. Employment numbers are expected to grow as activities increase, with pipe assembly beginning this summer and continuing through 2022.

The project continues to deliver benefits to Indigenous and local communities; $870 million in contracts have been awarded since the Final Investment Decision was made in October 2018. As of November 2019, the most current figures available, the project has generated more than $107 million in local spend and more than $77 million in indirect economic spinoffs. This number will continue to grow.

Coastal GasLink’s workforce is expected to grow to 2,500 at peak of construction

“Not only does construction create thousands of high-quality jobs, it creates demand for things like construction and maintenance equipment, food services, accommodation and more. Our contractors are mandated to source local wherever they can, including for equipment and supplies,” said Dan Bierd, Coastal GasLink’s vice-president of pipeline implementation.

“There are also many indirect benefits to local communities,” added Bierd.

For example, Fred Wilson of Northwest Truck Rentals in Smithers, B.C., is supplying rental vehicles to Coastal GasLink and its contractors.

“I’m proud to support both Coastal GasLink and its partner, LNG Canada,” said Wilson.

Just prior to the holidays, Wilson put his mechanic to work building a special lighted sign to show his support for the LNG project.

“My mechanic spent 39 hours making that sign from plywood. We wanted to bring some awareness to the project in our backyard,” he added.

Fred Wilson from Smithers, B.C. is proud to support Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada.

The $40-billion LNG project represents the largest single private sector investment in Canadian history.

“Not only is my business benefitting, this project is bringing long-term economic benefits to our community – hotels, local industrial and supply stores, airlines and even local restaurants. I also see a lot of Indigenous businesses working out there and benefiting. This is making a real difference to local families and is important to the long-term sustainability of our community,” said Wilson.

“The healthier our community is, the healthier the north is,” he added.

Once complete, the project is estimated to contribute $20.88 million in annual property tax benefits that will support northern community services such as fire protection, policing, hospitals, schools and waste management.

www.houston-today.com/marketplace/coastal-gaslink-workforce-at-1000-women-and-men-and-growing/
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

If you open up the article and watch the videos the majority of the protestors belong to the same tribe as Cliffy Wanna'be'native society

Metro Vancouver port blockade prompts injunction, 57 arrested Monday

Those arrested , should be jailed and made to see a judge prior to release .let them enjoy a night in the klink and a complimentary baloney sandwich . It might smarten some of the naive useful idiots up .
 
pgs
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Mohawks prepare to enter 6th day of railway shutdown in support of Wet'suwet'en

Simple solution to that one , blockade every road into the Rez , letting no goods in , cutting of natural gas might also work . Tit for tat .
 
Twin_Moose
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Or clue the Climate change groupies or MSM into the fact that every passenger using Via now has to drive their vehicles to get to work because of the block aid, let them turn on themselves.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Those arrested , should be jailed and made to see a judge prior to release .let them enjoy a night in the klink and a complimentary baloney sandwich . It might smarten some of the naive useful idiots up .

F*ck that. They should be federally charged with interfering in inter-provincial and national commerce. But of course as we all know, the Groper govt has a serious lack of balls and will simply consider it their "right" to protest.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

F*ck that. They should be federally charged with interfering in inter-provincial and national commerce. But of course as we all know, the Groper govt has a serious lack of balls and will simply consider it their "right" to protest.

I agree but give them the baloney sandwich first . Those spoiled brats have never tasted the stuff before .
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

F*ck that. They should be federally charged with interfering in inter-provincial and national commerce. But of course as we all know, the Groper govt has a serious lack of balls and will simply consider it their "right" to protest.

About time they brought out the water cannons and start turning all these scofflaws into popsicles.
 
B00Mer
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Here are some of the protestors Facebook pages

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012668476796

https://www.facebook.com/red.moon.1257604

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008333559927

https://www.facebook.com/shi.lo.75

https://www.facebook.com/JoceyShadows

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012668476796
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