Canada is growing more divided by the day as railroad blockades across the country enter their second week, halting transportation of good across the country.
The government is weary to send in RCMP in force due to the risk of escalated violence similar to that in the 1990’s during the Oka crisis.
but as the government seek dialog the Canadian public grows more and more divided and Aboriginal groups are feeling the sting.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that while Canadians have been patient with protests that have blocked rail traffic in parts of the country, the situation is “unacceptable and untenable” and the barricades must come down.
“Everyone involved is worried,” Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa moments ago. “Canadians have been patient, our government has been patient. But it has been two weeks and the barricades need to come down now.”
Trudeau said that his government has engaged directly with Indigenous leaders and premiers with the aim of finding a “peaceful and lasting resolution” to the crisis.
“That focus does not change,” Trudeau said. "This is a complex issue and the situation we now find ourselves in is a delicate one. History has taught us how governments can make matters worse if they fail to exhaust all other possible avenues.