While addressing Canada\u0026#039;s House of Commons Tuesday, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for \u0022dialogue and mutual respect\u0022 regarding the ongoing rail blockades and protests in solidarity with Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders fighting to prevent construction of a natural gas pipeline on their unceded territory in British Columbia.\u0022I know that people\u0026#039;s patience is running short. We need to find a solution and we need to find it now,\u0022 Trudeau told members of Parliament a day after convening a meeting of key ministers to discuss the government\u0026#039;s response to disruptions of goods and services caused by the rail blockades that began earlier this month.Protesters from the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory have stationed themselves beside rail tracks near Belleville, Ontario, since Feb. 6 to protest violent Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raids targeting Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en land defenders demonstrating against the Coastal GasLink pipeline.Reuters reported Tuesday that \u0022Canadian National Railway Co (CN) has obtained a court injunction to end the blockade in Ontario, but police have so far refrained from using force to uphold it.\u0022 VIA Rail announced Tuesday that following a notification from CN, partial service is set to resume between Quebec City, Montreal, and Ottawa beginning Thursday morning.Watch live: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech in the House of Commons on the ongoing infrastructure disruptions caused by blockades across the country. https://t.co/SDnOE02Uzz pic.twitter.com/MCqbf8EkRb— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) February 18, 2020\u0022To the Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en and Mohawk nations, and Indigenous leaders across the country: We are listening,\u0022 the prime minister said Tuesday. \u0022We are not asking that you stop standing up for your communities, your rights, and for what you believe. We only ask that you be willing to work with the federal government as a partner in finding solutions.\u0022Trudeau referenced the pressure he is under to use the RCMP to clear the tracks. \u0022To those who would want us to act in haste, who want us to boil this down to slogans and ignore the complexities, who think that using force is helpful: It is not,\u0022 he said.\u0022Finding a solution will not be simple. It will take determination, hard work, and cooperation,\u0022 added the prime minister. \u0022We are creating a space for peaceful honest dialogue with willing partners... We need Canadians to show both resolve and collaboration. Everyone has a stake in getting this right.\u0022Among those who have called for ending the blockades by force is Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who denounced Trudeau\u0026#039;s speech Tuesday as the \u0022weakest response to a national crisis in Canadian history.\u0022 Scheer has blamed the blockades on \u0022a small group of radical activists\u0022 and accused them of holding the Canadian economy hostage.According to CBC News:Trudeau had a meeting with Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and\u0026nbsp;Elizabeth May, the Green Party\u0026#039;s parliamentary leader, in his office Tuesday to discuss the government\u0026#039;s response to the ongoing blockades.Scheer said Trudeau was using the meeting to distract from a \u0022disastrous speech\u0022 that was void of any concrete plan to dismantle the blockades. He said the other opposition leaders were used as pawns by the Prime Minister\u0026#039;s Office.Scheer was not invited to the meeting. Trudeau told reporters that the Conservative leader\u0026#039;s comment suggested he was unwilling to cooperate. As the prime minister put it: \u0022Mr. Scheer disqualified himself from constructive discussions with his unacceptable speech earlier today.\u0022The comments from top party leaders in Canada came as protests continued not only along the nation\u0026#039;s railways but also in the streets. More than 1,000 people marched in Toronto Monday, chanting, \u0022when justice fails, block the rails, shut Canada down,\u0022 as they walked from Christie Pits Park to Queen\u0026#039;s Park.CBC News reported that protesters carried placards that read: \u0022No Consent No Pipeline\u0022 and \u0022Protect Land Defenders.\u0022This afternoon, my family and I joined thousands as we marched in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation.As settlers, it is crucial that we stand with Indigenous people, use our privilege to break down colonial systems, and fight to protect our planet. #WetsuwetenStong pic.twitter.com/diBgngrwMb— Bhutila Karpoche (@BhutilaKarpoche) February 17, 2020Erika Chan, a protester at the Toronto march on Family Day, told CBC News that \u0022there needs to be meaningful consultation with Indigenous peoples before building a pipeline.\u0022 She added: \u0022It\u0026#039;s pretty clear what true reconciliation and true sustainability would actually mean. It\u0026#039;s up to the government to decide whether they are going to follow through with that.\u0022On Tuesday afternoon, demonstrations continued, with protesters blocking traffic in the city of Kitchener, Ontario. They reportedly carried signs that said: \u0022We stand with Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en land defenders\u0022 and \u0022Hands off Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en.\u0022As Common Dreams reported last week, throughout the month, \u0022Indigenous protesters and their allies have gathered at government buildings and Coastal GasLink offices and shut down ports, railways, streets, and Vancouver\u0026#039;s Granville Street Bridge to support Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en hereditary chiefs.\u0022Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg turned to Twitter Tuesday to urge her followers to support the Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en Nation in the fight against the pipeline.Support the Wet\u0026#039;suwet\u0026#039;en Nation and the pipeline protests happening now in Canada! #WetsuwenStrong https://t.co/dkNxOzJyUb— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 18, 2020Thunberg, a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, shared a resource guide for supporters of the protests.