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Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Ottawa, Victoria cancelled talks

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say the federal and provincial governments have pulled out of talks.

“Our willingness and invitation remain open to BC and Canada,” according to a statement issued on the Office of the Wet’suwet’en website.

As a precursor to talks about the construction of a Coastal Gaslink pipeline through the area, last week the chiefs demanded that the RCMP completely withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory. While the RCMP have removed their outpost along the Morice West Forest Service Road, the continue to serve the area … mostly recently arresting 14 protestors who blockaded the CN rail line near New Hazelton.

The post was established last year when RCMP enforced a Supreme Court injunction against those blockading construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline from Dawson Creek to Kitimat.

The Wet’suwet’en chiefs have also demanded that Coastal GasLink cease all activities “while nation-to-nation talks are ongoing.”

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