Racial Tensions rising in Cannukistan as 2nd wave shutdown looms
These Indigenous fishermen in Nova Scotia just defied the federal government in a bid to make history
>In its 1999 Marshall decision — borne of a court case against Mi’kmaw fisherman and icon Donald Marshall — the Supreme Court affirmed the right of First Nations to hunt, fish and gather in pursuit of a “moderate livelihood.”
Fishermen say they are removing Indigenous lobster traps in western Nova Scotia
>"The volume of boats that are on the water far exceeds the police," said Knockwood. "The Coast Guard and DFO have a responsibility on the water too and they are absent."
Nova Scotia Lobster Dispute Shows Racism Rooted In Canadian Fishing Industry
>The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs described these actions as “harassment” and “racism” in a statement Monday. The assembly also enacted a state of emergency because of the “violence occurring over Mi’kmaq fisheries across the province.
Van torched, lobsters destroyed as mob surrounds Mi’kmaw lobster pounds in Nova Scotia
>“I am particularly disturbed to hear reports of racist comments and actions made towards First Nations peoples. This is unacceptable and we all have a responsibility to call out and condemn this kind of behavior and language.”
Fire destroys lobster facility in southwest Nova Scotia amid escalating fishery tensions
>On Friday evening, before the fire, a number of Nova Scotia senators issued a news release condemning the violence unfolding over the lobster fishery. "Regardless of whatever concerns individuals or groups may have, there can be no justification for the vigilantism and blatant racism that is now being witnessed," the release said.
@theJagmeetSingh (Leader of Canada's New Democratic Party)
12:00 PM · Oct 17, 2020
>This is terrorism. The Mi'kmaq people desperately need help now No more empty words, @justintrudeau. This must be stopped.
@Toronto_Today (Revolutionary news for the 99%)
3:53 AM · Oct 17, 2020
>BREAKING: White Supremacists launch Terrorist Attack on Indigenous Lobster Pound. The status of Indigenous fishermen are unclear, but residents are worried for their safety. #NovaScotia
Ontario sees 805 new COVID-19 cases amid new restrictions in York Region
>York Region will join Toronto, Peel and Ottawa in moving into a modified version Stage 2 as it deals with a surge in new COVID-19 cases, Premier Doug Ford said Friday. The change will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday and stay in place for at least 28 days. That means that gyms, indoor dining rooms and movie theatres will be closed in the region, which includes Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday
>Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba look to ramp up restrictions as country's COVID-19 caseload nears 200,000