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Auditor general conducting review of police, City response to 'Freedom Convoy'

The City of Ottawa's auditor general and her team are conducting two audits into the response of the 'Freedom Convoy' that took place in the capital in February of this year. 
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The convoy protests in Ottawa solidified a Canadian right-wing populist movement that will have political influence long after the court cases have ended and the trucks are back on their cross-country routes, says a Queens University professor. A protester yells “freedom” toward a person who attempted to stick a paper sign on a truck criticizing the so called “Freedom Convoy,” a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, on its 18th day, in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.

The City of Ottawa's auditor general and her team are conducting two audits into the response of the 'Freedom Convoy' that took place in the capital in February of this year. 

Nathalie Gougeon, the City of Ottawa's auditor general and her team are analyzing the planning and response of the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa Police Service. 

The auditor general and her team are looking into the City's and police collaboration before and during the protest, as well as the Ottawa Police Services Board's oversight role.

Earlier this year, Gougeon spent time reviewing the municipal response to the 'Freedom Convoy' and in July, her office held public consultations as part of the review process. 

A specific time frame has not been released. 

 

 

 

 

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