Trudeau calls for ‘dialogue’ as blockade cripples rail network, while Scheer says clear out the protesters

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday the CN and Via rail stoppages have made life “really difficult” for Canadians, but the best way to resolve ongoing Indigenous blockades is “constructive dialogue” with First Nations protesters. “We are a country that recognizes the right to protest, but we are also a country of the rule of law and we will ensure everything is done to resolve this through dialogue and constructive outcomes,” Trudeau said. Trudeau rejected a call from Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer today to direct the RCMP to intervene and arrest the Mohawk protesters behind an illegal blockade near Belleville, Ont. that is snarling rail traffic.