Sunday, April 23, 2006

Canadian Native Indian Group Blocks Toronto Train Service

To show support for their Canadian Native Indian counterparts who are presently occupying a construction site in Caledonia, Ontario, a group of First Nations protesters near Belleville blocked the train tracks this week disrupting Via Rail service between Toronto and Montreal. Six scheduled trains were cancelled and passengers who paid for tickets had to take replacement buses instead. Passengers who usually bought first class service on the Via Rail trains were especially unhappy with the occupation. The Canadian Native Indian group only left the train tracks when they were presented with a court order to leave the premises.

Unfortunately, these issues going back to land claims still exist. Hopefully, a peaceful resolution can be found soon so everyone can go back to what they were doing before including making great Canadian Native Indian artwork.

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