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

John Crawford

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.


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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