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Media Advisory – People’s commission will share the community impact of 2022’s convoy occupation in first report

By January 26, 2023No Comments

OTTAWA (Thursday, Jan. 26 2023) – The Ottawa People’s Commission on the Convoy Occupation (OPC) – an initiative of Centretown Community Health Centre –  will hold a news conference on Monday, Jan. 30 to announce the release Part I of its final report on the impacts of February 2022’s convoy occupation. This report focuses on the experiences residents have shared with OPC and key findings. OPC’s four commissioners will be present to speak to the report’s findings and answer questions.

Through fourteen hearings, eight community consultations, and over 75 written submissions, OPC has heard from over 200 Ottawa-Gatineau residents who have highlighted the lasting impact of the convoy occupation, including the violence and gaslighting they were subjected to as protesters harassed and assaulted those who seemed unsympathetic to their cause, and police stood idly by. Part I of OPC’s report recounts the harm and abandonment experienced by the community at the hands of protesters and authorities.

The news conference will take place on Monday, Jan. 30 at 10:00am at the Centretown Community Health Centre located at 420 Cooper St.

Media personnel are asked to confirm their attendance to [email protected]. To promote public health and respect those at greater risk, all attendees are expected to wear masks. OPC staff and volunteers are available to assist journalists seeking interviews or background information.

For more information, visit please contact:

Gaëlle Muderi, OPC Project Coordinator, Centretown Community Health Centre

[email protected] or 343-451-6352

Rachel Carmichael Campbell, OPC Communications Officer, Centretown Community Health Centre

[email protected] or 343-451-6557