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Tyee Poll: Do You Think the Injunction at Fairy Creek Will Be Reinstated?

At the end of September, the BC Supreme Court ruled against extending an injunction granted to Teal-Jones barring anyone from interfering with logging in Tree Farm Licence 46.

In June, the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations requested a two-year old-growth logging deferral in the Fairy Creek and Walbran watersheds, and B.C. Premier John Horgan announced one shortly thereafter.

But the deferral does not cover all of TFL 46, and protesters say old growth is still being logged. Protests escalated, and RCMP have arrested over 1,000 people at the blockades since they began last year.

On Oct. 8, the injunction was temporarily reinstated by Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein after Teal-Jones appealed the ruling denying the injunction extension.

The BC Court of Appeal will hear the appeal in November. Protesters remain at Fairy Creek and RCMP enforcement continues, though police presence and protest activity has declined.

The court decision could have a major impact on the RCMP approach to enforcing such injunctions. In the interim, it’s uncertain how circumstances will change on the ground. With this in mind, we want to ask:

Do you think the injunction at Fairy Creek will be reinstated?

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Please note that Tyee Barometer polls are only intended as a quick and engaging non-scientific snapshot of our readers' opinions on various topics that fit with The Tyee's very broad editorial mandate. They are not intended to be seen as a representative sampling of BC opinion.

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