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Coastal GasLink rejects alternative route, defends path across Wet’suwet’en unceded territory
(via The Globe and Mail)

Protests have escalated and spread across Canada in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who are battling the $6.6-billion project that would transport natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat on the coast.

19 Feb 2020

Pipeline approval record reveals conflict with Wet’suwet’en years in the making
(via CBC News)

The paper trail behind the Coastal GasLink pipeline’s approval reveals a conflict with Indigenous leaders that was practically baked into the process long before the current protests that have shut down significant parts of Canada’s rail system.

19 Feb 2019

‘Systemic negligence’: Indigenous Services unclear on number of First Nations kids apprehended into care
(via APTN News)

Indigenous Services Canada hasn’t said if it will correct its answer to question over apprehensions in the House of Commons.

19 Feb 2020

Liberals postponing planned tabling of UNDRIP bill because of blockade crisis, says Mohawk chief
(via CBC News)

The Liberal government has decided to postpone tabling its promised bill on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a result of ongoing rail blockades sparked by RCMP action on Wet'suwet'en territory, Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon said today.

19 Feb 2020

Conservatives open door to advancing first non-confidence motion
(via CTV News)

Outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has put the first non-confidence motion of the 43rd Parliament on notice, opening the door to a potential attempt to bring down the Liberal minority, just 20 sitting days in.

19 Feb 2020

Hard-to-read licence plates still better than ‘Liberal’ ones: Ontario minister
(via HuffPost Canada)

The PC government is defending its licence plate redesign.

19 Feb 2019

China expels three Wall Street Journal reporters
(via Wall Street Journal)

China revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters based in Beijing, the first time in the post-Mao era that the Chinese government has expelled multiple journalists from one international news organization at the same time.

19 Feb 2020

UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers
(via The Guardian)

Government plans to take ‘full control’ of borders a disaster for economy and jobs, say industry leaders and Labour.

19 Feb 2020

Donald Trump ‘offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack’
(via The Guardian)

Offer claim made at WikiLeaks founder’s extradition hearing after WikiLeaks published emails damaging to Hillary Clinton in 2016

19 Feb 2020

Twelve Canadians infected with the novel coronavirus have been moved off Japanese cruise ship
(via National Post)

14 Feb 2020

Canada: protests go mainstream as support for Wet'suwet'en pipeline fight widens
(via The Guardian)

14 Feb 2020

What it's like living in a region divided by a pipeline and colonialism
(via Vice)

14 Feb 2019