The inquiry into the federal authorities’s use of the Emergencies Act will hear right this moment first-hand testimony about February’s “Freedom Convoy” protest from prime City of Ottawa officers, together with the mayor.
Outgoing mayor Jim Watson, his chief of workers and the town’s supervisor are anticipated to element for the fee the efforts they took to peacefully finish protests in Ottawa.
The fee is analyzing the circumstances that led to the emergency declaration and the measures taken to cope with it.
Watson and members of his workers negotiated with organizers to attempt to finish the protests, however have been unsuccessful.
High-ranking officers from Ottawa and the Ontario Provincial Police are additionally anticipated to testify.
The Liberal authorities declared an emergency beneath the act on Feb. 14, granting extraordinary non permanent powers to police to clear individuals out of downtown Ottawa and to banks to freeze the accounts of a few of these concerned.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed October 17, 2022.