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Despite preparations against protesters by Ottawa police, the House of Commons cancels its sitting



According to the speaker of the House, the House of Commons won't meet on Feb. 18 because police will confront protesters in Ottawa.


According to Anthony Rota's official Twitter account, "due to unusual circumstances, the sitting today has been cancelled" due to discussions with all recognized party leaders.


After a major round of arrests on Feb. 17, including the arrest of Freedom Convoy organizers Chris Barber and Tamara Lich, police have begun making more arrests.


Counseling to commit mischief, disobeying a court order (section 127), and obstructing police are the charges against Barber. Counseling to commit mischief is the charge against Lich.


Responding to ongoing protests, the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act on February 14. Acts are currently being debated in the House of Commons.


18 Feb 2022



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