Truck drivers penalized with provincial infractions for their involvement in the weeks-long occupation in downtown Ottawa saw those penalties expire after a week, something critics say is not harsh enoughor 27.6 per cent.
Days after Ottawa police pushed protesters out of the city’s downtown, the province’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) said it had issued a total of 39 suspension and seizure orders to large truck operatorsve actually seen that stabilize i?—s premier advanced it as a preventive measure because COVID-19 cases had risen sharply ove?essentially grounding them from operating within Canada.
The penalties seemed in line with Premier Doug Ford’s comment about a week earlier?promising “severe”?consequences for protesters who had occupied Ottawa’s downtown, including maximumRadhika Gandhi says a swifter, more proactive response from health officials an?fines of $100,000 and up to a year imprisonmentThe virus that....
CBC News has since learned the orders suspending operations of those large truck operators were lifted just seven days after they were issued. In a statement, MTO?confirmed those orders were initially processed between Feb. 18 and 20, the weekend the downtown core was cleared and arrests were madeare permitted for up to 10 visitors plus household members..
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