Those who are illegally blocking the rights of others today, may be the ones who, in the future, will need the same protections of law which they are now flouting
FT. ST. JOHN: The following is a statement from Conservative Party of BC Leader, Trevor Bolin: Yesterday, a mob of individuals once again stormed the BC Legislature, forcing their way past security and police who are responsible for the security and safety of the building, Members of the Legislative Assembly, staff, and citizens of the province.
Now today, despite a court injunction* -- still posted on entrances to the BC Legislature – the people of BC are once again being denied access to the seat of government in our province.
“Government inaction, at both the provincial and federal level must end”, stated the Conservative leader.
Yesterday the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had convened the Incident Response Group, once again, to discuss ongoing work to end the blockades and restore fully functional rail service acrossCanada.
The announcement went on to say that Trudeau provided updates, and then continued discussions with premiers to address the impacts that the blockades are having across the country on Canadians and the economy.
Meantime here in our province, major intersections in downtown Vancouver have been, and continue to be, blocked by protesters …
Rail crossings continue to be blocked despite existing injunctions banning this action …
Last night thousands of commuters, trying to get home, were left stranded due to protesters blocking tracks used by the West Coast Express ...
Access to the Port of Vancouver was once again denied as protesters defied and violated the existing court injunction banning their actions …
Said Bolin, “For the rule of law to work, it must be respected by all individuals, because our society cannot function otherwise.”
“Those who are illegally blocking the rights of others today, may be the ones who in the future will need the same protection of the law which they are now flouting”, he continued.
“Respect is a two-way street; something to be earned. It cannot be earned through illegal and disruptive protests”.
“Government inaction must end, and the rights of BC citizens, and businesses, must be restored”, Bolin concluded.