In the end, police used pain compliance (less charitably known as torture) and tear gas against the children, elders and people of Barriere Lake at a peaceful blockade of Highway 117 in northern Quebec.
Their demands? That the government honour the Trilateral Agreement on resource co-management it signed with the community, and stop interfering in their traditional government as a way of getting out of the agreement.
- Are we ready to discuss colonialism in the context of an election?
- If this happened to anyone else, would it not be national news?