Jagmeet Singh Just Called The Nova Scotia Lobster Fire Terrorism

Modesto Morganelli
Ottobre 18, 2020

"We need the military to come step in to keep the peace".

He says although the lobster facility was not occupied, a man is in a Halifax hospital with injuries police believe are related to the fire.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he is "appalled by the acts of violence, intimidation, and destruction taking place in Nova Scotia".

"His government's dismal handling of this situation and his lack of leadership are undoing decades of relationship building ... and putting lives and livelihoods at risk", O'Toole said in a statement. "This must be stopped".

Jonathan LeBlanc, fire chief for Eel Brook District Fire Department, said his team got a call around midnight about a blaze at a large commercial structure in West Pubnico. Free and voluntary, the app is available in the Apple app store and Google Playstore and uses Bluetooth and randomly generated codes to let users know if they have been in close proximity with anyone else who has COVID-19 who has also been using the app.

LeBlanc said it's too early to identify the cause of the blaze, but the fire marshal's office is investigating.

The incident comes after recent violent clashes and damage to lobster pounds over the Indigenous fishery in the province.

Tense confrontations have taken place during the past several weeks between commercial and Indigenous fishers in Nova Scotia, who are exerting their right to fish outside Canada's federally regulated fishing season.

A 1999 Supreme Court ruling determined that Mi'kmaw have treaty rights in the region which allow them to fish off-season as part of their livelihood.

On Twitter Saturday, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said he's reached out to the RCMP and the federal government to express First Nations' "deep concern".

A group of six Nova Scotia senators, meanwhile, condemned what they described as escalating violence against Mi'kmaq fishers.

"We urge everyone involved to remain calm and peaceful and let the discussions now underway proceed without any further violent acts, racial insults or threats of any kind".

The senators said the Mounties must "rapidly and effectively uphold their responsibility to restore peace and order".

A man has been charged in relation to an assault on Chief Sack on October 14, the RCMP also said on Saturday.

"The perpetrators will be held accountable", he said Saturday on Twitter, noting that Ottawa has approved the request to provide more policing support.

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