(Ottawa) Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Acting Chief Steve Bell has warned that in the next few days the authorities will clear the streets of the nation’s capital from protesters opposing the government and COVID-19 sanctions, saying they are ready to use those methods. Not a habit to see in Ottawa.
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Bell made the pledge to the Ottawa City Council at a virtual meeting Wednesday, the day after former police chief Peter Sloley retired.
Police Distributed Notices to protesters who camped outside Parliament Hill Emergency Measures Act Gives them the power to seize vehicles that have been part of the occupation for nearly three weeks and to prevent people from entering a particular area.
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino introduced a motion on emergency measures in the House of Commons on Wednesday evening.
The motion will be debated in the House of Commons on Thursday and the Senate will also discuss the powers granted by the law on Friday.
Elected Conservatives and Black Cubans said they would not support the resolution, but NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called the situation a crisis and expressed doubts about the future.
Justin Trudeau’s Minority Liberal government has indicated that blockades on the border and in Ottawa are linked to coordinated and targeted criminal action against Canadian interests, partly funded by Canadian interests.