Supreme Court orders protesters out of Marine Harvest’s farm
Protesters occupying Marine Harvest´s farm. (Photo: Alexandra Morton)
British Columbia Supreme Court has authorised an adjournment of Marine Harvest Canada's application for an injunction, to allow the defence to prepare its response and has ordered protesters occupying the firm’s Midsummer aquaculture site, located off the east coast of Vancouver Island, to leave the place.
The order states that “If persons re-occupy the Midsummer Site, the Plaintiff may reset its application for hearing upon 36 hours’ notice.”
The protesters have until Friday November 17, 2017, to remove all tents and structures from the private worksite.
Marine Harvest’s application for injunction comes after the company’s repeated efforts to seek dialogue with local First Nation leaders for a safe and peaceful resolution to protest, and afte...