Blockade organizers across Canada have said they are acting in solidarity with those opposed to a pipeline project that crosses the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation near Houston, British Columbia.
CN Rail shut down its eastern Canadian network Thursday and Via Rail cancelled most passenger trains after protesters blockaded tracks crossing through Mohawk territory in Ontario.
More than 150 routes had been cancelled previously amid protests against the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the situation had become ridiculous and called on Trudeau to take swift action.
People protesting the Coastal GasLink pipeline block the eastbound tracks on the CP rail bridge in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on February 13, 2020.
VIA Rail operates intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking over 400 communities across Canada, and about 180 more communities through intermodal partnerships, and safely transported over 5 million passengers in 2019.
Jonathan Abecassis with CN says the blockade was removed overnight.
The railway said Thursday it was starting a progressive shutdown in the East, while Via Rail cancelled all service on CN tracks in Canada.
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The Antifa website "North Shore Counter-Info" has not only called on supporters to sabotage rail lines "in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en" but has also made several posts taking credit for rail sabotage in Hamilton, Guelph, Burlington, and elsewhere in Ontario, claiming at least a dozen acts of sabotage.
There is a risk of seeing the disruptions merely as interference with the operations of profit-making companies, but they affect all Canadians, he told a news conference Friday in Toronto.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau said he would be sitting down with Indigenous leaders and provincial counterparts in Toronto on Friday to try and work through some of the concerns from both sides, with the goal of finding a peaceful solution.
However, Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs assert title to a vast 22,000-square-kilometre area and say band councils only have authority over reserve lands.
The protests have caused problems across the country, as everything from propane to chlorine to food supplies have been impacted.
Horgan has rejected calls from the Opposition Liberals to seek immediate injunctions to end blockades and protests in B.C.
Teamsters Canada, the country's largest union in the transportation sector, called on the federal government to intervene. "It needs to be dealt with by co-operation, by consultation, by discussion so that we can all move forward".
He wants the prime minister to order the RCMP to enforce court injunctions.