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Rail blockade lifted, CN re-opens Montreal-Toronto main line

Posted by Julia Kuzeljevich
Canadian Transportation & Logistics
Monday, April 24, 2006

[SISIS note: The following mainstream news article is provided for reference only, as an example of how mainstream media treats indigenous resistance to genocide. Mainstream media often presents biased and distorted information, lacking pertinent facts and/or context. Inclusion of this article on our site should not be considered an endorsement by SISIS.]

MONTREAL, Qc.-- CN's main line between Montreal and Toronto has been re-opened, following the removal of a blockade by Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation near Marysville, in eastern Ontario.

CN obtained an injunction from the Ontario Superior Court, ordering First Nations members obstructing the line between Montreal and Toronto at a site near Marysville, Ontario, to remove their blockade.

CN had requested the injunction on the basis that this rail line is an essential link in CN's transcontinental network, whose unobstructed operation is essential to CN's freight customers across North America, as well as to the travelling public using VIA passenger rail services.

CN is now operating trains through the corridor, having restored normal train operations by the morning of Saturday April 22, said a company release.

CN said it is in no way involved with the dispute involving First Nations near Caledonia, Ontario that apparently triggered this illegal action at Marysville, two hundred miles distant from the Caledonia controversy, and should not be expected to suffer any harm due to a matter with which it has no involvement or interest whatsoever.

Although CN said it favoured a peaceful resolution to this matter, it will take all measures open to it under the law to protect its right to operate its rail service without obstruction or hindrance.

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