Emergencies Act inquiry: OPP testimony on Ottawa police ‘dysfunction’ continues


A senior Ontario Provincial Police officer is predicted to be cross-examined this morning on the federal authorities’s inquiry into the usage of the Emergencies Act.

Supt. Craig Abrams instructed the fee yesterday that his officers noticed dysfunction within the ranks of the Ottawa Police Service even from the early days of the protest.

He mentioned Ottawa police did not provide you with an operational plan and weren’t correctly deploying OPP officers despatched to Ottawa to assist patrol the “Freedom Convoy” protests in February.

Carson Pardy, one other member of the OPP, is predicted to testify this afternoon.

Senior police and City of Ottawa officers have painted an image of disorganization between police forces and ranges of presidency within the response to the mass demonstrations.

The inquiry’s final purpose is to look at the federal authorities’s choice to invoke the Emergencies Act three weeks into the disaster, and report on whether or not the unprecedented transfer was warranted.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 21, 2022.


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