MLA flying in Tuesday to check out blockade situation

  • Mar. 28, 2005 2:00 p.m.

March 28, 3:30 pm-MLA Bill Belsey is flying to the islands Tuesday morning to check out the situation in Port Clements and at the Juskatla logging road blockade.
Mr. Belsey said he wants to find a solution to the protest, which has been going on here since March 22 and is preventing more than 100 islanders from working.
“People have to sit down and start talking,” he said. “We will go to work on this one.”
Mr. Belsey said no other government representatives are coming over, as far as he knows.
The provincial government’s official position on the issue is that its doors are always open to talk to the Council of the Haida Nation, but it will not talk while a blockade is up, Mr. Belsey said.