Ottawa Mayor and Convoy Organizers Reached an Agreement

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says that he has reached an agreement with the leadership of the “Freedom Convoy” to remove trucks from residential neighborhoods this week.

“We have made a plan to consolidate our protest efforts around Parliament Hill,” “Freedom Convoy” president Tamara Lich said in a letter to Watson, adding that the “Freedom Convoy” board agrees with the request to alleviate pressure on residential areas and that organizers are currently working to get the truckers to “buy-in.”

“The Freedom Convoy Board agree with your request to reduce pressure on the residents and businesses in the City of Ottawa,” Lich wrote. “We have made a plan to consolidate our protest efforts around Parliament Hill. We will be working hard over the next 24 hours to get buy in from the truckers. We hope to start repositioning our trucks on Monday.”

That’s a good move. Polling shows the truckers are losing support over the interference with business and residents going about their lives. It’s hurting Trudeau even more.

Watson had written to Lich saying that residents are “exhausted and on edge” and that the blockades are “teetering on the brink of permanent closure” for some businesses.

“I don’t believe these harmful effects on our community and its residents were the intended consequences of your protest,” Watson wrote.

Watson said that he wants to see “clear evidence” that trucks are being moved from residential streets by Monday. If they do, he will meet with the convoy organizers.

They have to remove the trucks from residential areas, not backfill residential areas already occupied, and not go to other residential areas.

It’s unclear where they can go or if they will but that’s the deal.

There are somewhere between 8,000 and 36,000 trucks in Ottawa depending on who you believe.

Today was the 17th day of the protest.


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Greg
Greg
3 months ago

There was a rumor of a huge contingent of officers coming to Ottawa, somewhat like what occurred in Windsor, later this evening. Maybe that is on hold for now.

A poll I had seen showed the approval going from 32% to the low 40’s. So, essentially it would be an increase in support, albeit still overall negative in the aggregate.

There are certainly a lot of empty streets around Parliament Hill. Maybe the police shouldn’t have blockaded so many streets.

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

It’s different with our kind of system but with their systems it used to be when there was such public discontent the leader would resign rather than continue in a dictatorial fashion. Since so much time has passed it seems to be the, “in-thing”, for leaders to become neo-Hitlers.

Larry Folds
Larry Folds
3 months ago

Democrats and socilist don’t resign, they are usually shot or hanged.

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

Now we hear the RCMP is trying to kill Grandma.

https://twitter.com/RebelNewsOnline/status/1493039307753406467

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

One of the main streams just went down for “policy violations”. It doesn’t say any copyright infringements.