So the courts have ruled that the protesters must leave. It’s the job of the police to enforce the law. But the police have instead made a choice to not enforce the law and are instead “monitoring the situation” and “maintaining a dialogue”. Meanwhile, the Ontario Solicitor General’s office, which is responsible for the OPP, shirked responsibility by simply telling Postmedia that “the Minister cannot direct police operations”.
This is far from the first time law enforcement in Ontario has failed to do their job. In fact, an Ontario Superior Court judge even issued a stark warning several years ago about what would happen if this contempt for court injunctions on the part of the police continues.
A very similar situation happened in the same stretch of rail line in Ontario back in 2013. CN Rail went to court soon after the blockade started and received a court injunction.