Choke point: How the blockade movement has sent tremors across Canada’s economy and beyond

Financial Post | Feb 21, 2020 at 7:38 PM
  • Kevin Piper still operates a crane at the Port of Halifax, but with each passing day, there’s less and less work.
  • A clash between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and protesters in Wet’suwet’en territory inspired others to set up blockades elsewhere, including one that started on Feb. 6 at a crucial choke point on a Canadian National Railway line in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, about 200 kilometres east of Toronto.
  • The proposed Coastal GasLink pipeline cuts through traditional Wet’suwet’en land, which, like most of British Columbia, was never officially ceded by First Nations to the Government of Canada.