“Freedom convoy”: end of the state of emergency in Ontario

Like the federal government that decided to do without the Emergencies Act, Ontario ended the state of emergency law at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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That’s according to Prime Minister Doug Ford’s director of media relations, Ivana Yelich.

On February 11, the government of Doug Ford declared a state of emergency in his province because of the numerous demonstrations which partially paralyzed it, not only in Ottawa, but also with the blockade of the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.

The end of the state of emergency law in Ontario does not mean that the police will stop monitoring the “freedom convoys”.

“The emergency tools that have been provided by this law are going to be maintained for the time being, while the police continue to manage ongoing activities on the ground,” Ms. Yelich stressed.

Since the dismantling of the occupation of the city center, demonstrators have seemed to want to regroup, first in rest stops outside the capital. On the other hand, no new blockade has appeared in Ontario for the moment.



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