Morning Headlines: February 25, 2020

Mat Pereira / February 25, 2020

Demonstrators block entry to the Port of Vancouver
( Mat Pereira/ 2020)

Clarke East Hastings

Wet’suwet’en Demonstrations

The corner of Clarke and East Hastings has been shut down as demonstrators defy an injunction and stand in solidarity with First Nation land defenders.

The BC Supreme Court granted the injunction two weeks ago.

The port blockade began after multiple Tyendinaga Mohawks were arrested by Ontario Police near Belleville.

Vancouver and the rest of Canada have seen ongoing protests as demonstrators stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose the coastal GasLink pipeline route.

COVID-19 Update

The number of people infected with COVID-19 continues to rise.

Iran’s total now stands at 15, with the country’s deputy health minister falling ill.

Bahrain and Oman now have 1 case each, bringing the total number of countries affected to 30.

There are seven cases of COVID-19 in BC and a total of 11 in Canada.

The virus has now infected more than 80,000 people around the world. (World Health Organization/ 2020)

The Alberta Court of Appeal voted 4-1 rejecting the federal tax. (Pixabay/2019)

Federal Carbon Tax

The Alberta Court of Appeal has deemed the federal carbon tax unconstitutional, stating that it intrudes on provincial jurisdiction.

Premier Jason Kenny was pleased with the decision and said his party will not tolerate Ottawa deciding the future of Alberta’s economy.

Previous appeals in Saskatchewan and Ontario were denied.