OTTAWA – The Ontario Liberal Party’s Ottawa Caucus has written to Doug Ford demanding the province use Schedule 1 of the Comprehensive Police Services Act to bill antivax occupation organizers in Ottawa for the millions in policing costs incurred during this occupation.
“The people of Ottawa have been forgotten and abandoned by Doug Ford’s Conservatives,” stated Ontario Liberal Leader, Steven Del Duca. “They have been subjected to nonstop horns blaring, confederate flags and swastikas being flown, and the desecration of monuments.”
The City of Ottawa estimates the occupation has cost Ottawa taxpayers $800,000 a day on policing alone since it began, and millions more for businesses forced to close. Del Duca blasted Ford today in a press conference for coddling antivaxxers and refusing to call Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson for days.
“The violent occupation has cost Ottawa families the feeling of security in their own homes. They are scared. Using financial tools like recouping costs is one way we can pressure the occupation organizers to leave.”