Coastal GasLink pipeline

A fire burns on the recently-opened CN tracks in Tyendinaga, near Belleville, Ont., on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Earlier Monday police removed a rail blockade in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation hereditary chiefs attempting to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline on their traditional territories in northern B.C. (Lars Hagberg/CP)

The fire that Justin Trudeau can’t get under control

Image of the Week: A nighttime blaze on the railway tracks became an apt symbol of protests across the country

Tim Braun, Lead Operator Groundbirch, left, and Rejean Tetrault, General Manager Foothills and Groundbirch are seen at the Shell multi-well pad for the Groundbirch natural gas plant outside of Fort St. John, B.C., on Oct. 11, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/CP)

Blockades hit blue-collar workers first. So much for sticking it to the powerful.

Ian King: An angry and alienated working class is not good news for anyone; it’s fertile ground for opportunistic populists to exploit and turn Canadians against each other

Peter MacKay addresses the crowd at a federal Conservative leadership forum during the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative party in Halifax on Feb. 8, 2020. The 2020 Conservative Party of Canada leadership election will be held on June 27, 2020.

Andrew Scheer and Peter MacKay’s throwback to civil-rights-era racial stereotypes

Heidi Matthews: When it comes to the blockades and protests, Conservative leaders are invoking the idea of the ‘outside agitator’ to delegitimize and break the bonds of activist solidarity

Trudeau holds a news conference with members of his cabinet to discuss the current rail blockades on Feb. 21, 2020 (CP/Fred Chartrand)

Four days worth of Justin Trudeau’s patience

Paul Wells: Exactly what happened between Tuesday’s call for calm and Friday’s ‘the barricades must come down’?

Will Justin Trudeau sleep while Canada’s beds are burning?

Andrew MacDougall: If there is an off ramp in this crisis, it’s for the PM to stop delaying and start drawing some lines

These protesters know more about Indigenous issues than their detractors claim

At an overnight street demonstration in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, Rachel Jansen finds the ‘ignorance’ knock doesn’t stand up to fact

The Wet’suwet’en are more united than pipeline backers want you to think

Amber Bracken: The difference between Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and elected chiefs is rooted in Aboriginal title, an issue that the Government of Canada continues to leave unresolved

The need for protest

David Moscrop: When resistance to the current order arises, citizens are put to the test. We are forced to reveal our allegiances. What do we think is right and just?

Standing against a B.C. pipeline from three provinces away

Image of the Week: Supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs fighting Coastal GasLink are hitting the streets of their own communities

Does the B.C. gas pipeline need approval from hereditary chiefs?

An influential hereditary leader explains the dilemma arising from Unist’ot’en protest, and what it says about Ottawa’s attitude toward First Nations