Judge Grants Temporary Injunction Against Unist'ot'en Blockade of Coastal GasLink Crew

John Crawford
12/17/2018

TransCanada Corporation has been granted a temporary injunction, allowing pre-construction work to proceed on its Coastal GasLink pipeline project south of Houston.

A group of protestors, led by members of the Unist'ot'en Nation, prevented Coastal GasLink crews from accessing the Morice River Bridge, prompting the company to turn to the courts.

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The temporary injunction -- which comes into effect today -- was issued in Williams Lake Friday by Justice Marguerite Church.

Coastal GasLink issued a statement, saying the company appreciated the decision -- and said it only wants access to the bridge to do the necessary work -- which it says will not affect a camp set up by protestors near the bridge. 

The company also says it will continue to try to find a mutual solution to the impasse.

The Unist'ot'en say the company has failed to consult properly and respectfully with the Hereditary Chiefs.
 

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