Political pressure from the United States to enforce the law, which will see a large number of protesters on Saturday trying to disperse the embassy blocking the bridge, will certainly depend on balance.
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In light of the ongoing stalemate at this important border crossing since Monday, President Joe Biden will raise the issue with Justin Trudeau over the phone on Friday.
“It is very unusual for the President of the United States to ask the Prime Minister of Canada to resolve his internal political problems,” said Rafael Jacob, an analyst on American politics.
The day after the talks, uniformed police arrived at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on the Ontario-Michigan border at about 8 p.m.
Tactical teams, carriers and snipers of at least two Royal Canadian mounted police armed personnel were also spotted at the scene, Global News reported.
Windsor is not Ottawa
Nothing like this has been seen in Ottawa in recent weeks.
“You can’t really compare the two [blocages], Because they are so different. The number of exhibitors, the duration of the occupation are not the same and are geographical [est] It’s completely different, “said Charles Bordelli, a former Ottawa police chief.
While most motorists left the convoy motionless in Windsor in the morning, there were still a hundred unloadable, mostly pedestrians, still at the end of the day.
Jason Beiler of Windsor Police could not confirm whether the bridge would be permanently vacated by press time. Was arrested.
Worse and worse
Faced with this stalemate, according to Rafael Jacob, political pressure is likely to increase over time in view of the significant economic consequences of blocking border posts.
On Saturday afternoon, access to the Kouts in Alberta, which had been occupied for two weeks, was also temporarily banned by the Canada Border Services Agency.
“More [les blocages] Finally, there is a risk that problems with the supply chain will worsen. And in the United States, the whole question of inflation is a very big political issue, ”the political scientist warned.
– With QMI Agency and AFP