A Statement from Ontario's Big City Mayors urging all orders of government to work together to end the convoy protests

Posted on Feb 11, 2022

BARRIE, ON, Feb. 11, 2022 – Ontario’s Big City Mayors yesterday unanimously supported the following motion:

Ontario’s Big City Mayors stand in solidarity with the Mayors of impacted cities and condemn the irresponsible and damaging actions of the convoy protestors.  OBCM supports the right to a peaceful protest but what is happening in Ottawa and at the Ambassador Bridge is unacceptable.  Public disorder and lawlessness must end. Workers are being laid off, critical industries such as the auto sector are disrupted, residents are being forced to leave their homes, and illegal and dangerous actions are continuing. Experts are now suggesting that the economic impacts on goods and services could last for months, and we believe Ontario businesses have suffered enough.

OBCM is grateful for the hard work of our first responders, many without a day off since the protests started, or who have travelled from other parts of the province to where they are needed most.  The Mayors resolve their support for co-ordinated action by all orders of government to end the occupations and defend peace, order, and good government.