Why Were Rail Blockades Allowed To Go On For Weeks, While Adamson BBQ Gets Such A Massive Show Of Government Force?
For weeks, Canada's economy was at risk of being held hostage by illegal blockades of railroads. Those blockades were in clear violation of court orders, and more importantly, they put a large portion of the country at risk. Yet, the response was far weaker than many expected. The blockades were allowed to continue for weeks, with authorities often just standing around, or even actively blocking people who tried taking down the blockades themselves.