Mary Robinson, president of CFA, told her membership near the end of February that farmers are being

Tipping point nears as rail blockades continue

Rail blockades are reaching a tipping point for farmers, according to the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Mary Robinson, president of CFA, told her membership near the end of February that farmers are being “severely and harshly impacted by the random blockades.” “We have nothing to do with this dispute. The widespread collateral damage of these […] Read more

Rail blockades, such as this one erected near Edmonton last week, are affecting farmers’ ability to move their grain to market. The Edmonton blockade was later removed by counter-protesters.  |  REUTERS/Codie McLachlan photo

Blockaders must pay financial price for their actions

The railway blockaders have been smart, or maybe lucky, to target Canada’s railways. They truly are the jugular throat of this nation and of almost all western Canadian farmers, who are utterly reliant on export markets. That’s what makes resolving this situation right now so important, as is resolving the China situation in the right […] Read more

Protesters set up a blockade on a Canadian National Railway line west of Edmonton. They say they are in support of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, who oppose the construction of a LNG gas pipeline in northern British Columbia. | Twitter/@C4Wetsuweten photo

Pressure builds for Liberals to address blockades

Pressure on the federal government to address numerous railway blockades in Canada is growing as protesters set up more stoppage points across the country. A group of activists set up a blockade today west of Edmonton, potentially adding an additional pinch point for Canadian National Railway to ship goods and agricultural products. The demonstrators have […] Read more