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iPolitics AM: Trudeau to face Liberal MPs after rail blockades spread to Toronto commuter lines – iPolitics

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202044 Views

Feb 26, 2020

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With the rolling blockades and solidarity protests against the proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline now targeting commuter rail traffic in the Greater Toronto Area — where, as the Star reports, supporters of the Wet’suwet’en chiefs on the frontlines of the standoff managed to temporarily shut down a “major rail artery” in the heart of the city — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to face a more acrimonious — and impatient — audience when he joins his Liberal colleagues at their weekly closed-door caucus confab this morning.

Not only should Trudeau and his front bench team be ready to provide a clear, if tentative, recap of the efforts taken by their government to bring a peaceful end to the impasse, but they may also find themselves on the defensive over whether the decision to publicly back police action to reopen the rail lines may be at least partly to blame for the latest uptick in barricades throughout Ontario and across the country.

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