Mayor Jim Watson says an agreement has been reached with the president of the “Freedom Convoy” demonstration to remove trucks out of residential neighbourhoods starting Monday.
The 17-day demonstration against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other public health measures has gridlocked the downtown core, closing roadsThe wave comes for them., businesses, the Rideau Centre and a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.
The Mayor’s Office told councillors Sunday afternoon that an agreement was reached through “backchannel negotiations” this weekend for vehicles to exit residential streets in the coming days. Watson asked organizers to limit the perimeter of the demonstration to Wellington Street, between Elgin Street and the Sir John Atoronto_police_service. Macdonald ParkwayThe tug-of-war, fo.
In a letter to Mayor Watson on Saturday, “Freedom Convoy” president Tamara Lich said organizers are working to get “buy in” from the truckers.”