François Legault is in the hands of the federal government to put an end to the protests on the railway tracks in Kahnawake which prevent the trains of the line exo4 Candiac and Via Rail to get around.
Asked to know for how long can such a situation be tolerated, “not long”, replied the prime minister. “It’s got to stop,” he claimed during a media scrum.
In addition to for the passengers who bear the brunt of this crash, Mr. Legault is concerned that a shortage of propane, like the one of last November happen again.
“I don’t see why, currently, it is paying passengers, and possibly even the farmers, if you come back with another problem of propane,” said Mr. Legault.
Quebec and Ottawa are reviewing the ball
“We must address this problem-there,” he hammered, recalling that the blockages of rail lines that are multiplying across the country are connected to a gas pipeline project in British Columbia (Coastal GasLink).
The prime minister said that his government is currently in discussions with Ottawa and the mohawk Council of Kahnawake.
“I think the federal government has a responsibility, with Joe Northon [the grand chief of Kahnawake], and their nation”, says Mr. Legault.
“It is not necessary that it continues,” said in his turn the minister for Transport, Chantal Rouleau. “It is Ottawa who is really in charge of the situation,” she repeated.
When asked about this, the federal minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, has passed the buck to the provinces.
The SQ will not be
“It is the responsibility of the provincial police service to enforce the injunctions, it is the law”, has dropped the minister Garneau.
François Legault, for his part, dismisses already, ask the Sûreté du Québec to intervene.
“What are the Peacekeepers who are there [Kahnawake], so let’s be cautious,” said Mr. Legault.