BC Anti-Logging Protesters Win As Judge Denies Firm’s Injunction Bid

"Judge blocks Teal Cedar Products’ extension request and says police conduct on Vancouver Island has put court at risk"

"A provincial court in Canada has refused to extend an injunction against protesters demonstrating against old-growth logging, ruling that police conduct has been so troubling that to extend the order would place the court’s own reputation at risk.

For nearly six months, activists have set up blockades to prevent the logging of old growth forests in the Fairy Creek watershed on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. More than 1,100 people have been arrested as part of the largest act of civil disobedience in recent Canadian history.

Teal Cedar Products had since April used an injunction to stop protesters from interfering with the company’s road construction and harvesting operations. But Teal’s application to have the injunction extended for another year was rejected on Tuesday by the British Columbia supreme court."

Leyland Cecco reports for the Guardian September 29, 2021.

Source: Guardian, 10/01/2021