- Aug 9, 2022
Looks like the deal was all but done, and there was really no need for the emergency act. And this is coming from the CBC.Link: Negotiator behind deal with Freedom Convoy says Ottawa was too quick to use emergency powers
The man who negotiated on the City of Ottawa's behalf with Tamara Lich and other organizers of the Freedom Convoy says an agreement for truckers to leave the city's residential streets wasn't given enough time to play out before the federal government used its emergency powers to quell the weeks-long occupation.
"This is a black mark on Canadian history," Dean French said of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to invoke the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14, just a day after word of an agreement between the city and truckers became public.