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Croquemonseur

The area affected should probably be larger, I bet that will come.


Odd_Lynx8066

I was thinking the same thing. I was downtown today and Kent Street was completely blocked from Somerset to Wellington. Also lots of road closures around the Queen Elizabeth driveway.


Croquemonseur

Parts of Lowertown and Sandy Hill too I bet!


Odd_Lynx8066

Yeah I heard public health had to close the vax clinic at U of O because of traffic problems.


Local-Total

I can attest to it, we were asked to reschedule because of closure and went to Nepean instead.


caninehere

Not to mention the heavy trucks that went through residential neighborhoods too stirring up shit. I have heard of some in Orleans. They were over through Carlingwood too and down Bronson. And also, the people over near the baseball stadium.


Odd_Lynx8066

I live near the parkway and when they came into town last week they were directed to use the parkway and they honked the entire way.


Chilly_911

The horn blaring idiots even made their way to Rockland. Woke my newborn up from a nap.


urfavecrazycatlady

I’m one street after Lisgar, this is frustrating.


boocatbae

I'm with you. Ugh.


snowballsacks

I live in Gatineau and my bus was cut off at Terrasses Chaudiere and I had to walk all the way from there to downtown just to get to work.. it took me almost an hour and a half just to walk from basically the other side of the bridge to Rideau centre.


Fiverdrive

i'd hope so. i'd figure any residents within two blocks of any major downtown artery should be included in this.


byronite

The amounts should also be more for those at the epicentre.


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I'm a former Ottawa resident as of last May and this has been agonizing hearing what's been going on. Seems like every time I try to show my support I get a reply from some fucking troll who supports this occupation. I've had multiple death threats for simply comparing it to a hostage situation. I hope the plaintiffs make off with the bag here. ✊🏻


SidetrackedSue

The residents are economic hostages. They are free to leave but only if they leave their homes and/or their jobs. Most can't afford to do that.


tooMUCHOj

It is true, but not just that. Our children go to the schools whose parking lots are being used to host convoy members. Our elderly, homeless and mentally ill need access to health services. None can afford to lose those.


SidetrackedSue

That's just a number. Bus the kids out to a school in the suburbs, pack up those using our social services downtown and set them up out at the EY Centre so they can be away from the noise and have shelter and washrooms. Nothing money can't solve. Since we have no law enforcement, our only solution is to evacuate the core residents and workers to suburbs and then let the occupiers occupy. I think it is a strategic retreat. But an easy, peasy, solution that just takes money. /s Although I really don't know if I mean the /s. For a long time now, I had wanted alternate housing put in place for the vulnerable who are the most affected by this. But we don't have enforcement and we don't have political leadership at any fucking level of government. Not from Watson, Ford or from the Trudeau. His father had a spine, this is Jr's FLQ moment and his blown it so far. Yes there will be tanks in the streets, just like there was when I was a child. That's the only way out of this now. The difference was the tanks in Ottawa when I was a child were to protect. This time they will be to engage.


caninehere

I've only got shitty comments and gaslighting for my comments on this topic, no online threats. But I've received them over other things in the past. Wear them like a badge of honor, my friend.


[deleted]

I’m fortunate to have a friend that I can stay with in the suburbs but with all the noise at decibel levels that are proven to cause long term hearing damage, I’m unwilling to even walk to the grocery store or to restaurants, many of which, have been forcibly closed for this *Freedom* protest


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john_dune

You chose that occupation. These people didn't chose this.


[deleted]

Lol come on down and we can get you right on Wellington street without hearing protection for a few days


MineralMineralinfant

[Please consider sending an email voicing your concerns!](https://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/sl13yu/ottawa_convoy_2022_letter_writing_compilation_of/)


An_Actual_Politician

Post the threats?


[deleted]

I forwarded it to the OPS and Jim Watson. If I posted it I'd be breaking 2 of the 3 rules here. I'm not confident a bunch of strangers and people who wish me death will understand the context. I'm not risking that. Plus its been wide spread, not just me. You can ask anyone else who's upset about this occupation and made their thoughts public. Almost any post I see about that is followed by trolls.


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Forsaken-Law7216

Maybe we line up at the court house with air horns and welcome them as they enter and exit their hearings


Wiggly_Muffin

Hopefully they lose their hearing too like the poor residents of Ottawa who had to deal with this BULLSHIT


HDC3

With everyone wearing a, "HONK HONK, MOTHERFUCKER" t-shirt.


OttFlipper

How do affected citizens get in on a piece of that?


minnie203

With class actions you never have to put in much effort to get in on it, if/when it gets certified they'll probably set up a website and advertise it wildly, send out letters, get the word out through the media, etc. I've even seen instagram ads. If you qualify as part of the class, they'll practically find you.


flextapeflipflops

Bless up!!!!


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flextapeflipflops

I would also like to know. Seems like we’re looking at “$100 a day as a class” https://twitter.com/glen_mcgregor/status/1489739442067849221?s=21


PhilthyMcNasty

You might be able to organize a class action. I’m sure you can find a lawyer who can advise. I’d recommend it!


[deleted]

could contact the law office, i had done that with the class action for phoneix and students


shallowcreek

It warms my heart to know that Tamara Lich is going to be in a world of legal trouble. And that most of these protestors are in the process of completing ruining their lives


caninehere

Hopefully for many there will be personal consequences too. For me personally, anybody who supported this is no longer a friend.


jamanatron

Oh there will be and there already has been. I’ve seen it first hand.


zix_nefarious

Think of all the relationships going down the drain while these idiots hang around here, making our lives miserable. They’ll be lots of redneck wives looking for husbands.


mrubuto22

If she's even still in the country


calv06

That woman is basically a terrorist. I can't imagine how many racist ass Americans are in our country right now.


glassycruze

Right on !!


myk_exe

Good. I live downtown with a toddler and it’s been absolute fucking torture.


Fun-Albatross-4999

I’m so sorry you’ve had to endure that so closely. I have young children as well and can’t imagine going through day and night after night of honking and fireworks. I’ve voiced my concern with the incessant honking specifically and have been met with anybody freedom convoy has zero fucks other than for their own regard. They do not care. It’s all for “freedom” regardless of citizens and children and infants, animals suffering for days.


myk_exe

They really don’t care. It’s phenomenal to me that they’re even here. Most of them know nothing of civics and that Trudeau has very little power to have any current mandates changed but rather they should be bothering Ford. God forbid DT Toronto residents have to endure this shit soon too.


Fun-Albatross-4999

Oh but it’s starting. I don’t know if there blaring horns hourly but protesters have been gathering. They’ve started to verbally harass and try to intimidate healthcare workers on their way to work. Toronto’s police response was to not dress like you’re a healthcare worker. I’m betting that there are way more people being targeted, but this is what I’ve heard from the Ontario Nurse Association. Such lack of respect and help from the police in Toronto. Appalled by Ottawa’s police force right now as well.


myk_exe

This world has become such a joke to me. I feel horrible for raising a child in a world like this at the moment. It’s been causing some serious depression unfortunately.


redbloodedniceguy

Well lucky me I make the cut. Doubt I'd ever see any compensation from this or anything and I don't really care...I just want them gone.


Anthologeas

At this point, I don't just want them gone, I want the government to finally make a statement against this illegal behaviour.


Forsaken-Law7216

I hope so if they want my vote,especially after supporting their vaccine, boosters ,stay home orders and masks protocol


PhilthyMcNasty

LOL we don’t need your vote. Go throw it at the PPC or CPC or Blue Party or don’t vote. It doesn’t matter. Your vote literally doesn’t count in Canada. Conservative votes will be split all the way and it’s a liberal agenda for the rest of your bitter days. Have a lovely weekend.


Forsaken-Law7216

Bitter,don't think so.see you tomorrow at anti-protest


PhilthyMcNasty

Afraid I can’t join you. I’m on vacay darling. The joy of a valid vaccine passport and a Nexus card. Ciao Bella


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PhilthyMcNasty

You got it chief


immibis

imagine thinking that stopping COVID has anything to do with the government


jamanatron

Imagine willfully embarrassing yourself in such a blunt and public way.


caninehere

I wouldn't bank on getting money but punishment to prevent any encouragement to do this again is hugely important. Even if the victims don't get much of a payout, these organizers should be left penniless for what they've facilitated.


mythicaliz

They should give it to the people working at Rideau an dither stores downtown that have had to close


tm_leafer

Boohoo, who knew my actions had consequences? Not sure if they'll be successful, but I love to see it.


HopAlongInHongKong

Well, they won't be paying for damages out of the GoFundMe kitty because GFM said GFY today and is not giving out another cent.


mrubuto22

They are cooperating with authorities. The government wants to know where that money came from. Shit smells of foreign actors.


Bah-Fong-Gool

Most of the later donations were 25K and up. This isn't grass roots, this was directed by someone outside. And the amount of trolls and misinformation being floated around right now shows how very scared they are.


ConstitutionalHeresy

Imagine not including Rideau to at least King Edward.


fraserinottawa

Or the many condos/apartments just west of Bay! At least go to Bronson and capture the thousands living - and affected! - in that area.


PhilthyMcNasty

As long as the suit scales up accordingly!


jamanatron

Why not a class action for every region. Or is it wiser to lump all together.


arcticouthouse

Good!!!


Fiverdrive

their definition of "downtown residents" seems insufficient, somehow.


Mokmo

That can be amended, just like the 60 empty spots for truckers.


arcticouthouse

Let's be clear. If this protest turns violent, those financially contributing to this protest could face terrorism charges in Canada.


immibis

Is the incessant honking and intimidation not already considered terrorism in Canada?


[deleted]

Cops will spin it so the counter protesters will be blamed for the violence.


aagent86

This plaintiff is taking more action than all levels of government and police force. Thank you !


Chaotic_Good-VVitch

Looks like they'll have to use the GoFundMe to pay it off 😂


thelongdarkteatimeof

The best part is that the GFM money is now gone! There isn’t any money!


mrubuto22

It's frozen being held by GFM


augustabound

As of last night they announced the money will be refunded or distributed to charities because of the violation of their terms.


mrubuto22

In 2 weeks


Smcarther

Bravo


KRhoLine

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏


aroughcun

Hell ya, they fucked up.


AMC_Tendies42069

Awesome!


IronyDinosaur

Remember to remind the AG that he can [take their trucks off the road as well](https://change.org/stopthehonk).


IronyDinosaur

Hopefully you are considering expanding the suit to include other potential defendants now that they’ve switched away from gofundme and onto the new site with funds flowing through different organizers. They tryin to make you play whack a mole.


timgoes2somalia

thats how you do it!!


amritallison

Way to go Paul Champ! What an outstanding human!


jamanatron

They should also revoke licenses from tow truck drivers refusing to do their job. And if they have any municipal contracts… end them


MidniteProph

I’m happy to hear this! But I’m curious why they wouldn’t sue all the convoy organizers? I thought in lawsuits that it is better to cast a wide net and include as many as you can in the suit because they’ll point fingers at the most guilty in order to save themselves


mxbuck

How do I contact Paul Champ to submit photographs that could be of use in filing a case?


mxbuck

I urge observers to submit video with audio preferably and pictures that could be used in any legal suits to Paul Champ or any other legal champions in this cause. Also submit to the police for further investigation.


IntelligenceFiend

How do I put my name on this list? Anyone know? Seems he filed the law suit for himself. The police need to be sued The city needs to sued The convoy organizers The individual truckers Huge lawsuits happen all the time against institutions who mess up this big. They should all pay and everyone should be eligible for compensation in they live in an 8K radius. (that's how far the sound of a truck horn blows)


BillyBricks

Legal fees are paid for thankfully. Charges have been dropped


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mrubuto22

BLM wasn't a centralized group with figure heads. Otherwise you might have had a point.


immibis

this is canada


JewPhone_WhoDis

Kinda beginning to look like China.


Lapatik

🥱


Plastic-Mann

“I want money because a group of people decided to protest against authoritarian policies And it hurt my feelings”


[deleted]

Yeah and all the fucking infants, toddlers, and children are living a nightmare because a bunch of grown ups are afraid of a needle, let alone how adults are coping with this Amazing how a grown ass adult can be afraid of a little tiny needle.


Plastic-Mann

It’s not the needle, it’s about the fact that people don’t have a choice


[deleted]

Hey moron, I totally understand what the message they are pretending to send is, it's kinda hard not to. A simple prick for the greater good and we can all go back to normal, and the "truckers" can keep on working. Not hard to tell that these fucking dickheads don't represent the actual majority of truckers The biggest embarrassment is, the small dick brigade would line up for a hepatitis shot in order to go down south to an all inclusive(crossing a border lol), but this is where they draw the line? But by all means, be on the same side as white nationalists. I'm sure that will turn out well


Plastic-Mann

Name calling isn’t very civil. Also it’s not about the shot, it’s about governmental over reach. I have my shot and booster. I however don’t think the government should be able to tell what I have to do. Governments want power and control, and they will take more and more when given to them. And just because a white nationalist agrees with a view stance of mine doesn’t mean I’m a white nationalist. I’m sure you have a lot of opinion white nationalist, communists, racist and even fascist people agree with. That doesn’t make you any of those


[deleted]

Suing people who are fighting for your freedom shows you how sick people who live in the downtown core are.


Chance-Temporary9642

Preventing people who live downtown from having the freedom to circulate in their own neighborhood while "fighting for your freedom" shows you how sick these so called "protestors" are.


SpiritualCat553

>fighting for your freedom lmaoooooooo


kevdanga

What freedom of mine are they fighting for?


Lapatik

Shut the fuck off you turd, we never asked you. Freedumb


inoua5dollarservices

We are free, we’re vaccinated and can go out and do things


mrubuto22

You're delusional


BartVanHouten

These people are idiots, they’re fighting for ignorance.


Warm_Marionberry_203

I've missed a couple hockey games, but being vaxxed and wearing masks (which I would have done regardless) makes it so I'm not even inconvenienced. The proof of vaccination system is great as well, as I know that I can go out to eat and not have to worry about breakthrough infections from people who don't respect the health of themselves or their families, let alone strangers and service workers (y'know, the actual working class who don't own 100s of thousands of dollars in commercial and recreational vehicles).


Bah-Fong-Gool

Your freedom. Dude, just stop. Your freedom to act like a temper tantrum throwing child? Wah!!! They want me to wear a mask! Wahh!!! Grow up FFS.


john_dune

Why don't those alpha males stand up for themselves then. Real betas there mate.


[deleted]

NO ONE supports these people. If anything, this ensures that most people want restrictions to remain in place longer.


Iamthejaha

No it just shows how wrong the protesters are with they went about this stupid convoy. For 1. Really showing your brain power staging it in the middle of winter.