At the Oct 12 public hearing, a downtown resident who has cancer shared his experience of the convoy.
“On the 28th, I was operated on and my friends brought me back. Going up Nicholas, and turned left on Laurier, and the streets were closed. I walked six blocks afterwards. While I was on the bridge, I also had protesters coming at me because I was wearing a mask. That’s what I worked through the next two days with trucks blaring horns the whole night.
My daughter helped me go to the grocery store because my prepared meals ran out. We had to walk the gauntlet of protesters jeering at us, totally disregarding our rights as citizens just because we were walking with masks.
When they block complete access to emergency vehicles on a main feeder into the downtown, which is what Metcalfe is, that to me is a total disregard for our society. Forget my prescriptions, forget my disease, this is society that you are stopping. Emergency services for everyone, not just people with disabilities, not just people that are sick but everyday people. A disregard for our society and that is inexcusable.”
You can view the full testimony here.