Canadian Parliament canceled as Ottawa leader Steve Bell says occupation ends today despite winter blizzard –

Hello Snowy, Chaotic Ottawa

22 days in the occupation of Ottawa which is financed and backed by malicious foreign actors, will hopefully end, despite mismanagement by the Ottawa Police Services Board, the whole affair. Listening to the acting police chief is helpful.

Video: Lisa LaFlame. The main voice of the Canadian news cast is a woman. She is the chief anchor and editor of CTV National News. Here’s Lisa LaFlamme on Thursday night before new Ottawa Police Acting Chief Bell’s snowy attempts to end the illegal occupation of Ottawa.

(Video courtesy of CTV)

“As Ottawa residents file a $300 million lawsuit against the organizers of the destructive occupation of Ottawa, Acting Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell provides an update on the police response to the ongoing protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates and other public health restrictions.

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Councilor Eli El-Chantiry has been the president since Wednesday evening of the Ottawa Police Services Board, following the unequivocal dismissal for cause of Diane Deans who was dramatically relieved of her duties at a high-level meeting on Wednesday evening.

“I really think the straw that broke the camel’s back for the vast majority of [City Council] members who voted to oust Councilor Deans was the fact that just one day after appointing acting leader Steve Bell, she had signed a contract with another acting leader from Toronto who knew nothing about Ottawa, was going to bring a group of consultants with him, single-source contract, no public consultation and no one has any idea of ​​the price for these people,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.

Despite the chaos that preceded the appointment of Deputy Chief Steve Bell, in the highest position, “his actions since that moment have already raised the level of confidence on the force and hopefully the public,” said a senior Ottawa Police Services official who does not wish to be identified. .

Deputy Chief Steve Bell is now the “acting” police chief.

New sheriff in town

Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell in the video above evokes at a press conference Thursday the security perimeter that he ordered his officers to set up. Checkpoints to prevent illegal access to downtown Ottawa by occupiers have been created.

Hardened area mapped by Ottawa Police. Presentation of the images with the kind authorization of the Société Radio-Canada. The full CBC article can be found here.

The reinforced police perimeter, for the first time in Canadian history, will now protect national assets in the National Capital Region for a short time.

Apologizing to the residents of Ottawa for the inconvenience, Police Chief Steve Bell (acting chief following the resignation of Chief Peter Sloly on February 15) explains in the presser that residents only need to present identification or other indications showing their residency in the Ottawa area and that they will be permitted access to the hardened area.

Background: How the Ottawa Occupation got out of control.

Video credit: Ottawa Citizen newspaper staff.

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