CN Drops lawsuit against aboriginal band

Posted: May 17, 2007 in CN Rail, Deseronto, Natives, Terrorism

CN Rail is dropping its lawsuit against the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte over a blockade of a rail line in eastern Ontario.The lawsuit will still go ahead, however, against the protesters and the organizer of the blockade, Shawn Brant, who are to appear in court Thursday.

“We have decided to discontinue legal action after receiving sworn evidence that the chief and the council did not authorize or approve of the illegal blockade,” CN spokesman Mark Hallman told the Belleville Intelligencer.  “CN’s policy is to promote solid relationships with First Nations across its network in Canada,” the company’s statement said.

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