Wednesday March 30, 2022

What Ottawa is Talking About – 30 March 2022

▪️Ottawa's Auditor General will review the Police and City's response to the Trucker siege. The Police Services Board made the request to Nathalie Gougeon Monday, asking that a review be completed by Canada Day. Gougeon accepted but said that due to the complexity of the issue, she won't commit to a reporting date. Her first step will involve a public consultation, on which we'll report as soon as we know. Parliament is making a report as part of the Emergency Act, which requires an investigation after 30 days. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Despite a promise from the Acting Police Chief, only six people have been charged publically for the Trucker siege. The Police Service has said that of 230 people arrested during the Siege, 118 were charged with something. Acting Police Chief Steve Bell has said that all names would be released, however, other than six leaders, none have been announced. [CBC]

▪️Claire is now on the road to provide meals to homeless persons in Gatineau. Itinérance Zéro has just retired Bertha, but thanks to donations from the community, the organization has now put a new food truck, Claire, into service. [TVA]


▪️NarCity produced a handy map of where to view beauful cherry blossoms, in the pelting ice. [NarCity

▪️The National Arts Centre has commissioned a piece by Philip Glass in tribute of Peter JenningsThe former Ottawa-based journalist died in 2005 after a long career at US TV network ABC. Truth in our Time will premiere Glass’ ‘Symphony No. 13’ April 13 and 14 both in person and livestreamed.  [Ottawa Citizen] [NAC

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