CN Rail wants a BC Supreme Court judge to grant an injunction against the Gitxsan First Nation who is threatening a blockade on the company’s tracks near New Hazelton.
In a notice of civil claim, The Canadian National Railway Company cites Gitxsan negotiator Beverley Clifton Percival and other “unknown persons.”
The claim says if a blockade occurs, CN will suffer significant damages due to delays in delivery of commodities and goods, and may results in employee layoffs because of loss of productivity.
An affidavit filed by assistant superintendent for BC South Division Michael Peterson notes CN revenue in the Bulkley subdivision is $2.1M/day.
The Gitxsan issued eviction notices to CN Rail, sports fisheries, and logging companies last month asking them to vacate their native territory.
The First Nation claims the Crown failed to consult them when granting Gitxsan land to neighboring bands.