Prepare for summer of protests, chief warns

Posted: May 15, 2007 in CN Rail, Headlines, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism

A renegade native leader in Manitoba is threatening widespread economic disruption, with a warning to CN Rail that he will attempt to blockade the rail line connecting Eastern and Western Canada next month. The warning, from Chief Terry Nelson of Roseau River First Nation, comes amid increasing tension over delays in settling land claims and what to do about them.

“If [the rail companies] take a confrontational attitude and start throwing lawsuits around, clearly this could escalate and it will very likely end up in a month-long blockade,” said Mr. Nelson. “It is going to get out of control, very clearly.”

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