Judge extends order to remove De Beers mine blockade

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence talks with the media outside of Timmins Superior Court on Friday....

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence talks with the media outside of Timmins Superior Court on Friday. (RON GRECH/QMI AGENCY)

RON GRECH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 PM ET

A judge warned the perpetrators behind an illegal blockade that criminal charges will be laid if they persist in preventing access to De Beers Canada’s diamond mine.

"Make no mistake about it, it is going to happen," Superior Court Judge Robert Riopelle said Friday, directing his remarks to the blockade participants.

On Friday, Riopelle extended his injunction order prohibiting any obstruction of the road indefinitely, at least until such time there is a trial held for De Beers to recover damages arising from the Victor mine blockade. The injunction was initially scheduled to expire Friday at midnight.


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