OTTAWA (Friday, March 31, 2023) — The Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation (OPC) will release Part II of its final report on Tuesday April 4, offering further analysis of the community impact of the occupation and 25 recommendations to rebuild the community’s trust.
The convoy occupation and its echoes over the past year continue to cause distress among residents who suffered through the siege and were targets of unchecked hate. Workers who lost wages and residents who faced extraordinary expenses have received no compensation. Most people who lodged complaints with the Ottawa Police Service are still waiting for any evidence of follow-up. Many in the community have lost all faith in city officials.
City Hall appears oblivious to this concern and dismissive of residents’ trauma. To restore public confidence, OPC will offer recommendations to redress losses, uphold human rights, increase accountability, improve responsiveness during crises, and tackle hate in an increasingly polarized society.
OPC will hold a news conference on Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00am at the PSAC building at 233 Gilmour Street in the JC Carlo Room on the first floor.
The news conference will also be live-streamed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/live/c3RANw_GP54
- Media personnel are asked to confirm their attendance via email to [email protected] .
- Media personnel are asked to arrive 20 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time of the news conference.
- To promote public health and respect those at greater risk, all attendees are expected to wear masks. Masks will also be available on-site.
- OPC staff and volunteers are available to assist journalists seeking interviews and background information.
For more information, please contact:
Gaëlle Muderi, OPC Project Coordinator, Centretown Community Health Centre
[email protected] or 343-451-6352
Rachel Carmichael Campbell, Communications Officer, Centretown Community Health Centre
[email protected] or 343-451-6557