HORWATH CALLS ON FORD TO END EXTREMISTS' OCCUPATION IN OTTAWA
Feb 02, 2022
By Bob Komsic
”Enough is enough.”
With those words Ontario’s Opposition leader wants Doug Ford to take action to bring an end to the truckers’ protest in Ottawa against COVID-19 health measures.
In her letter to the premier, Andrea Horwath says she’s calling on him to use all tools at his disposal to work with the federal and municipal government to end this immediately.
”Distressingly, reports yesterday state you were awaiting the Mayor of Ottawa’s phone call for assistance. Premier, this is not a time to wait,” the letter reads.
”It’s not the time for mixed message. And it is not the time to sheepishly ask these extremists to go home. Ontario needs leadership, now. I urge you to call Mayor Watson and Prime Minister Trudeau now, and work with them to end this chaos quickly.”
Horwath adds the Legislative Protective Service has informed all MPPs that additional actions may soon take place at Queen’s Park.
Peaceful demonstrations are always welcome but the potential for violent, hateful behaviour and messaging is unacceptable.
The truckers are reportedly planning a protest in front of the legislature this Saturday.