Additional RCMP officers deployed in N.S.: Blair

Additional RCMP officers deployed in N.S.: Blair

They are both related to travel, located in the Central Zone and the people who fell ill have been self-isolating.

Miller added Indigenous people "still suffer the consequences of colonial practices" but have shown "extreme resilience" in standing up for their rights.

He said he never thought about who was harvesting the lobster he was serving his clients.

"They only serve to divide us", said Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, adding that RCMP are reviewing a variety of video evidence of violence and that people will be held accountable. He said police are still on the scene and the investigation is ongoing. "I'm absolutely confident that the RCMP know their job". And he said an RCMP boat was in the area, along with a vessel from the Canadian Coast Guard.

Prince Edward Island reported no new cases Sunday. "We have a right to a moderate livelihood", said Sack during an interview with CBC News Monday morning. "I suggested to him that a three-person panel be struck, with one member chosen by First Nations, one by the commercial fishermen, and the third would be agreed to by all, including the Department of Fisheries and Oceans", McNeil said in the statement. By contrast, the commercial fishery in the bay allows for 90 vessels carrying up 400 traps each.

The Sipekne'katik fishery operates outside the federally mandated commercial season.

"We all need to acknowledge that a lasting resolution to this dispute can only be concluded if it is rooted in the recognition of legitimate Mi'kmaq treaty rights", he said.

Like many people, I have watched the escalating dispute between commercial fishers and Indigenous ones in Nova Scotia with growing concern.

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, who represents a rural fishing community in Nova Scotia, said conservation "underpins everything we do", adding that the lobster stocks in Nova Scotia remain healthy.

Rad said he faced some backlash after deciding on October 17 to stop selling lobster, but said the response has been largely positive.

Calls for Ottawa to define a "moderate livelihood" fishery mounted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered in support of Indigenous lobster fishers after a heated dispute over treaty rights boiled over.

Jordan said that while Canada has operated for centuries without considering First Nations' rights, the country now "has the chance to change that, for the benefit of every single one of us". She said a blanket definition was not an option.

"The reason we are doing this is in solidarity", said the march's organizer Lisa Cadue. While it seems clear there is an element of racism in this situation, there are also legitimate economic concerns being voiced by commercial fishers that are not being heard clearly because of the focus on the violence.

In Ottawa, NDP critic Charlie Angus also took aim at the RCMP. She and federal government have come under criitism from all sides saying a multi-year long lack of action is what has led to the conflict.

The fire capped a week of rising tensions over a treaty right to a self-regulated Indigenous fishery in the province.

Describing the events as a hate crime, Sack asked Trudeau to send additional law enforcement personnel to the area to ensure the violence is contained. We are there to keep the peace and preserve life.

Blair dismissed that request Monday, saying the incidents in Nova Scotia require a police response, not a military operation.

"What the police observed at this time was a very angry, mob type mentality".

- With files from Michael MacDonald in Halifax.

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