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‘A real lack of leadership’: critics call for better response from feds as Wet’suwet’en blockades continue

By Samantha Wright Allen      

‘Negotiations should take as long as they need to,’ says Ellen Gabriel, a former Mohawk spokesperson during the Oka Crisis.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been criticized for a slow response to the blockades, on Feb. 18 asked for patience from Canadians as he promised to work 'night and day' to address the issue. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s leadership is being attacked as deficient from all sides, as blockades shutting down major transitways in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en protestors near the end of a second week, prompting returning MPs to demand an emergency debate, and Mr. Trudeau to cut an international trip short.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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