Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister – National

Downplaying risks from Ottawa trucker convoy after the fact is ‘revisionist’: minister – National

Political rhetoric downplaying the serious impacts of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” on Canada’s capital and the country’s security is both “reckless” and “revisionist,” says the public safety minister. In an interview with The West Block guest host David Akin, Marco Mendicino said the public inquiry being launched into why the government invoked the Emergencies Act … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

‘Rolling Thunder’ event to bring hundreds of motorcycles to downtown Ottawa

There’s fencing on Parliament Hill, an exclusion zone around several blocks downtown and hundreds of extra police officers on call as Ottawa braces for the arrival of “Rolling Thunder” motorcyclists Friday afternoon. The group has not been clear about the cause they’re rallying for, except to say that they will be in Ottawa to “peacefully … Read more

Over 800 RCMP officers approved to aid Ottawa police ahead of motorcycle convoy

Over 800 RCMP officers approved to aid Ottawa police ahead of motorcycle convoy

The Ottawa Police Service is preparing for a convoy demonstration in the city’s downtown this weekend by readying 831 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers to support local efforts. At a special meeting of the Ottawa Police Services Board a request to appoint 200 RCMP officers and re-appoint a further 631 was approved. The re-appointed … Read more