No word on next steps following meeting on anti-pipeline blockades

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An emergency meeting involving Prime Minister Trudeau and key cabinet ministers to discuss anti-pipeline blockades has ended with no word on what the next steps are.

Trudeau emerged from the discussions to say he understands the difficulties the blockades have been causing for many people and families across the country and that he's committed to a peaceful resolution.

Hereditary chiefs are protesting a planned natural-gas pipeline that crosses Wet'suwet'en territory in northern British Columbia.

Sympathy blockades of rail lines across the country have shut down train traffic for about two weeks.

Trudeau cancelled a planned two-day trip to Barbados, where he was to meet with Caribbean leaders to campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.