“Freedom convoy”: Manitoba prepares for possible arrival

Manitoba authorities are already preparing for a possible return of the “Freedom Convoy” which could be held in February in Winnipeg.

“Freedom convoy”: Manitoba prepares for possible arrival

Manitoba authorities are already preparing for a possible return of the “Freedom Convoy” which could be held in February in Winnipeg.

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The 'Convoy 2.0' event will be held in Manitoba's capital, according to a video shared on Christmas Day by Canada Unity group founder James Bauder, which he called a 'very special gift' for Manitoba residents. 'Ottawa.

Information on the event is therefore already collected by the provincial authorities.

“While Manitobans respect the right to peaceful and lawful protest, the rights of all citizens to live peacefully and travel without significant disruption must be respected and protected as well,” said a spokesperson for the Manitoba Justice Minister. Manitoba, Kelvin Goertzen, in an email Wednesday to the Ottawa Citizen.

“Actions by participants in this event that do not comply with these principles will be referred to law enforcement,” he added.

A City of Winnipeg spokesperson said the City learned of the announcement at the same time as everyone else.

“We will be gathering information and speaking with police, the province and others in the coming days,” spokesman Colin Fast said in an email to the media.

A few months earlier, the group Canada Unity had announced its intention to hold another four-day meeting just outside Ottawa, a situation also monitored by law enforcement.

Recall that Canadian supporters of the convoy had gathered in front of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba last February, as in several other Canadian cities.

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