Higher fines in Ottawa on Canada Day weekend, more police, city says


The city of Ottawa has promised to impose a large new fine for Canada Day weekend.

A Tweet The June 29 Ottawa Bylaws account has announced a new $ 1000 fine for “abnormal noise,” screaming, public urination or urination, highway blockage, and idling.

Ottawa City press release The “Downtown Automobile Control Area” was maintained until Monday, July 4, and notified residents to ban vehicles that were part of a rally, protest, or demonstration. No street parking is allowed in that part of the city.

“The city of Ottawa respects the basic right to protest, but the city is responsible for ensuring that residents and visitors feel safe in our community. Canada Day is with our people. Celebrating values. The city supports those values: condemning the diversity of minds, perspectives, cultures, and living experiences, and all indications of hatred and racial discrimination, “the press release said. Told.

“We sometimes see people ignoring these same values, which can have different implications for everyone.”

A Twitter post According to Ottawa police, by 8:00 am on June 30, 120 parking violation tickets had been issued and 28 vehicles had been towed. Police told CBC As of 9am, the total increased to 154 tickets and 44 vehicles. Ottawa police tweet The day before, they intercepted “a small convoy of vehicles on the Pine Crest and Highway.” Ticket issued as “417 area”. Related crimes are not quoted in the post.

and Separate releaseOttawa police added, “We will not allow the situation that led to the illegal protests in February to recur,” and added from other units as they are preparing for “improving the level of protests and demonstrations.” He said he would bring the police.

Darryl Davis, a criminologist at Carlton University, said the new fines are overkill, citing alternatives such as providing enough portable toilets to prevent people from “releasing themselves as much as possible.” He says he feels.

“I think the increase in fines is unreasonable. Canada Day is the time to celebrate and show patriotism,” Davis told the Epoch Times.

“It was interesting that there were a lot of minors who had alcohol and drank underage alcohol in the past, but the notice issued by the city does not mention this,” he added. rice field.

“Educating young people and those at the highest risk of causing trouble is the way forward. In the 21st century, simply increasing penalties and threats is ineffective and ineffective. This is information in general. It’s an old-fashioned and ineffective way to spread. “

Veteran protest orders arrive in Ottawa

Veteran James Top marched from the West Coast to protest vaccination obligations March in Ottawa today. Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada (PPC), and hundreds of other people joined the top this morning for the final journey of his journey.

Interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell said on June 27 that he was working with top management to ensure that his march was “safe and legal.”

His journey ends at 6 pm tonight at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Freedom Group is planning a “Freedom Family Picnic” at Strathcona Park in Ottawa on Canada Day. Topp will be speaking at a picnic.

According to the Twitter account, “Live from the hut“March to Freedom” will begin at 3:30 pm on July 1st at the Capitol, with speeches and live music from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Lee Harding


Lee Harding is a Saskatchewan-based journalist and think tank researcher and contributor to The Epoch Times.