Canada and indigenous group reach tentative deal in dispute that led to road, rail blockades

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian authorities on Sunday reached a tentative deal with an indigenous group in the Pacific province of British Columbia that could end solidarity protests across Canada that have been blocking rail lines and roads for weeks. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the indigenous Wet’suwet’en Nation’s hereditary chiefs block the Pat Bay highway as…

Canada and indigenous group reach tentative deal in dispute that led to road, rail blockades

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian authorities on Sunday reached a tentative deal with an indigenous group in the Pacific province of British Columbia that could end solidarity protests across Canada that have been blocking rail lines and roads for weeks. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the indigenous Wet’suwet’en Nation’s hereditary chiefs block the Pat Bay highway as part of protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Light/File PhotoActivists have disrupted passenger and freight traffic to show solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people, who are seeking to stop TC Energy Corp’s (TRP.TO) Coastal GasLink pipeline from being built across their land. After three days of talks in which work on the pipeline had been stopped, Indigenous affairs ministers from British Columbia and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said they reached an agreement that would address future land rights disputes, but said pipeline construction would con
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