Author Topic: Trucker convoy (non-censor edition)  (Read 23816 times)

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Offline waldo

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Re: Trucker convoy (non-censor edition)
« Reply #1365 on: June 22, 2022, 06:16:30 am »
Quote from: Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bells
The use of the Emergencies Act was very useful, beneficial and necessary to bring an end to the Ottawa blockades.

Quote from: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
The Emergencies Act was needed to help resolve many issues during the Freedom Convoy. The biggest issue was that we couldn't get these vehicles out of there because we didn't have the ability to force tow truck companies to come to our aid.

Quote from: Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino
After consultations with law enforcement it was understood by all that you needed to invoke the act. The powers police needed to end the weeks-long blockade in downtown Ottawa found themselves in the Emergencies Act. The request was for the powers, which required the invocation of the Emergencies Act.

I agree we need to scrutinize the invocation of the Emergencies Act, and government is co-operating both with the special committee and the public inquiry tasked with doing so.