The Federal Minister of Public Security said he wanted people to celebrate Canada Day, but a protest of was planned for the next holiday weekend in Ottawa. Marcomendicino says he hopes to eliminate the mistakes of last winter. It will not be repeated.
"I think Canadians should celebrate Canada Day. We are experiencing a pandemic marathon and there are hopes and optimistic reasons," he said in an interview last week. ..
"I think it's annoying that some people are burning flames ... I don't want a replay last winter, and Illegal behavior and violence that confuses the community here. We also don't want people involved. Ottawa or somewhere else. "
The protest group begins on June 30 and continues during the summer building for Labor Day. He states that he plans to hold a demo.
Ottawa Police Services said they were aware of future protests and "planned accordingly."
Capital police face criticism three weeks after protesters about how they handled the anti-COVID-19 restricted protest last winter that put Ottawa in a pinch. I'm continuing. The Federal Government Government — was able to park trucks and other vehicles in the main arteries around the Parliamentary Hill.
This week, Sergeant at Arms said they were "flaver gust" due to the inaction of police at the time.
Protesters were eventually expelled from the heart of downtown after the federal government took unprecedented steps to enforce emergency legislation. In the end, more than 100 people were arrested, leavingmillions of dollars in police bills.
"I think it's important to take some lessons from last winter," Mendicino said.
"When celebrating Canada Day, we will continue to provide [Police] with the tools and support needed to ensure public security."
'We have a responsible government Did do:'Mendicino
Mendicino has finished the spring seats in Congress. The Emergency Law was enacted.
The law approved a ban on travel to the protest zone, allowed banks to freeze the accounts of some people involved in the protest, and allowed authorities to command tow trucks. .. The RCMP was also able to enforce local government bylaws and state crimes as needed.
The minister told the Parliamentary Commission investigating this issue that the government acted on "advice of nonpartisan law enforcement agencies."
During the cross-examination, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell testified that they did not ask the government to enact the bill. He said the new forces acted as a deterrent.
Interim Conservative Leader Candice Bergen accused Mendicino of "lying and misunderstanding Canadians about emergency law" and asked him to resign.
Mendicino said his government talks with law enforcement agencies daily, sometimes hourly.
"We have done what the responsible government has done. It keeps in touch with law enforcement agencies to make the decisions necessary to restore public security." He said.
At the time of summoning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau argued that it needed to be used to address "a serious challenge to the ability of law enforcement agencies to enforce the law effectively."
However, the reason has been questioned by opposition parties and other critics asking if other means, including police tactics, could have been used.
Mendicino pointed out the testimony she gave about her ability to point a tow truck to help move a vehicle that is blocking the streets of Ottawa.
"Other powers granted under the Emergency Act benefited from the advice actively sought from law enforcement agencies prior to enacting the Emergency Act. It's a function of the system, "he said. He said.
"It is very reasonable for the government to discuss with police to identify where the existing authorities' gaps are and fill those gaps with their own exceptional time-limited targeted authority. "
Mendocino added that Lucky" backed it up "in his testimony.
'Never apologize for doing what's needed:' Mendicino
The reason behind the decision to call an emergency soon after an independent investigation outside the Parliamentary Commission Start digging into the action for the first time.
"I hope you never have to use these unusual powers again," Mendicino said.
"But I never apologize for doing what I needed to protect the Canadians. It was right to enforce the Emergency Act."
The National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa by veteran James Top, who is marching all over Canada against vaccination obligations.
Last week, the federal government lifted the vaccination requirement for federal officials and passengers wishing to board a plane or train in Canada.
Earlier this week, Topp and other organizers met with conservative MPs near Parliament Hill and said the protests were something big.
"Their problem is no longer an obligation, but their satisfaction. The federal government."
"There are divisions in this country that we have never seen or experienced. We have only seen them in the war zone."
Cypress Hills- Grasslands MP Jeremy Patzer said politicians of all kinds should listen to the group's remarks.
"People who have views that others disagree with are not going to demonize or accept this story that they should be demonized by holding those views." He told the CBC.