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Halting Coastal GasLink is ‘not an option’: Horgan – Alaska Highway News

February 21, 2020

Premier John Horgan rejected calls to halt the $6.6 billion Coastal GasLink project at a media availability Thursday and addressed the serious issues of protesters blockading railroads and even his own home.

Horgan briefed reporters on a call he had Feb. 19 with Canada’s premiers on the question of how to deal with protests in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs that have shut down railways and ports across the country.

He is scheduled to talk today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the ongoing protest crisis as well.

Horgan himself got a taste of protest zealotry when members of the Extinction Rebellion came to his home in Langford to conduct a “citizen arrest” on Tuesday, February 18.

A furious Horgan reportedly swore at the protesters, three of whom were arrested. Asked about the incident, Horgan said it was inappropriate for protesters to subject his wife and neighbours to their antics and intimidation.

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