Speaking on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the solidarity protests and rail blockades that have been taking place across the country. Trudeau's Wet'suwet'en speech called for patience from Canadians, as he promised a meeting with the nation's hereditary chiefs. However, his words were met with strong criticism from opposition party leaders.\nIn the House of Commons on February 18, the Prime Minister discussed the ongoing Wet'suwet'en solidarity protests in Canada.\nHe acknowledged that it would be hard work to find a solution to the situation, and added that there would need to be determination and cooperation from everyone involved.\n"On all sides, people are upset and frustrated. I get it," Trudeau explained. "It's understandable because this is about things that matter — rights and livelihoods, the rule of law and our democracy."\nDuring his statement, the PM said that he has committed to the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs that the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations will meet with them anytime.\nThe Liberal leader added that he is formally extending his government's hand in partnership to the demonstrators.\n"This is our opportunity now to bring these perspectives together," he said.\nIn the House, PM Trudeau extends offer of meeting to Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to discuss ongoing dispute that has led to widespread solidarity protests. "Do we want to become a country of irreconcilable differences where people talk but refuse to listen?" he asks. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/euE4xQsMAl— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) February 18, 2020\nThe party leader went on to criticize other politicians for pushing the government to "act with haste" and who "boil this down to slogans and ignore the complexities."\nWhile he didn't name names, the Prime Minister may have been talking about Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who recently accused the PM of failing to do enough to combat the protests.\nWhen asked how he would deal with the demonstrations, Scheer said, "I would direct the RCMP to enforce the law, to ensure that our railway system can operate."\n"I would direct the RCMP to enforce the law, to ensure that our railway system can operate," Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer tells reporters in Ottawa when asked how he would deal with ongoing Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests that have halted rail service across Canada #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Mqk1jdcx1Q— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) February 14, 2020\nAfter Trudeau spoke on Tuesday, the Conservative Leader described his speech as, "the weakest response to a national crisis in Canadian history" and a "word salad."\nBloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party leader Elizabeth May also gave statements about the situation.\nThe solidarity protests happening all over Canada are in support of the Wet'suwet'en Nation over the Coastal GasLink pipeline and the RCMP's presence in the territory.