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View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Thank you very much, Madam Chair.
There were certainly a lot of allegations made at the time of the protests that have since been debunked. A lot of inflammatory language used by certain politicians and the corporate media to try to characterize these protests into something that they weren't, and a lot of those types of allegations have also been debunked.
Many politicians and many media observers used the term “occupation”, in that Parliament Hill was occupied or that the protesters were occupying the precinct or parts of Ottawa.
I just wanted to clarify that, because that's a particularly precise word with a lot of meaning behind it.
Monsieur Duheme, are you aware of any parliamentary buildings that were occupied by protesters?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
To Chief Bell, are you aware of any buildings near the parliamentary precinct that were occupied, where protesters entered buildings and occupied them?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
It's also important to use precise language, because the parliamentary precinct is very specifically defined and the word “occupation” means something very specific.
I have one more question on this line, Mr. Duheme. Were you aware or did anybody in the Parliamentary Protective Service give you any indication that protesters were preventing access to any of the parliamentary buildings during the protest?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
No buildings were occupied and nobody was prevented from entering any buildings on Parliament Hill. Thank you for that.
Chief Bell, there were reports.... A number of security concerns that were raised during the protests arose from the number of trucks that were allowed to park outside this building on Wellington Street in front of West Block. Did the Ottawa Police Service receive any requests from the Sergeant-at-Arms or the Parliamentary Protective Service before the convoy arrived to prevent parking on Wellington Street? Was there ever a specific request from the PPS to prevent trucks from parking right on Wellington Street?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Okay.
Many of the streets that were blocked during the protests were blocked by police vehicles. Is that true that many of the streets in downtown were blocked by the Ottawa police?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
The trucks themselves were parked on several streets, but not on others. Were there any negotiations between the organizers of the protest and the Ottawa police as to where the trucks would be allowed to park and requests made to keep certain streets open? Was there that type of conversation going back and forth?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
I'm sorry. I only have about 30 seconds left. I would like to get a yes or no answer.
Were there conversations, negotiations or discussions about where the protesters would be allowed to park their trucks? Please answer yes or no.
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
I have one final question.
Did the Ottawa police make a request to the federal government to invoke the Emergencies Act? Please answer yes or no.
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Thank you, Madam Chair. I will be splitting my time with Ms. Block, if that's all right with everyone.
I have a series of very short yes-or-no questions to Minister Mendicino, through you, Madam Chair.
Did the Ottawa Police Service request the federal government to invoke the Emergencies Act?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Is that a yes or a no? Did the Ottawa Police Service request that the Emergencies Act be invoked?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
Which police service during the protest made the request?
View Andrew Scheer Profile
CPC (SK)
I appreciate that, Madam Chair.
I will point out that although my questions were responded to, I haven't received an answer.
There are several police institutions responsible for the area around Parliament Hill. I'm trying to find out which one of them made the request for the Emergencies Act to be used. That is a question that the ministers should be able to answer.
Mr. Mendicino has made statements about having consulted, so I'd like a simple answer to a simple question. Which police agency asked for the Emergencies Act?
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