Native groups ask railways to shut down on day of protests

Posted: May 25, 2007 in CN Rail, Deseronto, Headlines, Home Grown Terrorism in Canada, June 29th 2007, Land claims, Natives, Terrorism, Terry Nelson

CALGARY, Alta. — Canadian native groups are calling on the nation’s railways to voluntary shut down service during their June 29 “day of action” or face blockades.
Native chiefs met yesterday to discuss their plans for June 29, which aims to disrupt Canada’s economy.

“If passing out pamphlets along the roadway was effective, we’d be doing that,”(Chief Terry) Nelson told reporters yesterday. “The pressure’s going to come from industry, it’s not going to come just from powerless Canadians that figure that they have a great democracy and all they have to do is vote and things will change.”

CN told the Globe and Mail that it would not shut down its operations on June 29.

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