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County gets interim injunction against Site 41 protesters

The Midland Mirror reports this afternoon that, “An interim injunction against the protest blockade of Site 41 was issued in a Barrie court (today) for a one-week period until an application for a temporary injunction is heard on July 29.”

“Simcoe County is also looking to get two Site 41 activists to pay up for losses it says their ongoing protest is causing. Naming Community Monitoring Committee member Anne Ritchie Nahuis and Anishinabe Kweag protest leader Vicki Monague as defendants, the county seeks the court to award at least $160,000 in damages, as well order a prohibition of demonstrations at the Tiny Township Conc. 2 landfill site.”

“Late last week, the OPP warned protesters that blocking a roadway is a Criminal Code of Canada offence, as is blocking access to property. …That prompted the Council of Canadians to seek legal advice for the protesters, whom they support, via website, media relations and with speakers at rallies and events.”

“The Rally for a Moratorium on Site 41 organized for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 will proceed as planned across the street from Site 41. It will feature a welcome to traditional Anishnabe territory and speeches from Maude Barlow, senior advisor on water to the president of the United Nations and chairperson of the Council of Canadians; David Crombie, former Toronto mayor and former federal cabinet minister; Mary Muter, vice-president and chairperson of the environment for the Georgian Bay Association (GBA) and the Georgian Baykeeper; and Charlie Angus, NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay and one of the leaders of the successful fight to ban Toronto garbage from the Adams Mine.”

The full article is at http://www.midlandmirror.com/midlandmirror/article/141583.