GOOD THURDAY MORNING, OTTAWA
Chag Pesach sameai-ch, and Sunday, Happy Easter.
Don’t forget that everything will be closed tomorrow and on Sunday. Sure, that hair covering your eyes has told you that almost every thing has been closed for weeks but this is different.
Tomorrow and Sunday, those remaining groceries stores, pharmacies, and sin bins will be closed as well. Don’t go hoarding, but be aware that most Ottawa grocery stores are only allowing single person groups inside and there may be line-ups.
And if you were worried about chocolate eggs on Sunday morning, don’t worry, Premier Doug Ford has declared the Easter Bunny an essential service.
See you Monday. — Martha and Darren
Weather: Showers with a high of 4°
Number: 37 million. The number of barrels of oil imported into Canada from Saudi Arabia. Canada is considering putting tariffs on it to stop Saudi Arabia’s dumping of oil [Ottawa Matters]
Ottawan of the Day: Shannon Noonan, who has created an online version of her Carleton therapy-dog programme [The Charlatan]
Quote: “[It] is not proportional to our population size, and it is not based on any dialogue with First Nations in coming up with that number. ” – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde wondering how the Federal Government figured out the amount of money to assist First Nations with COVID-19 [Hill Times]
OTTAWA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
This afternoon you’ll have a rare chance to ask questions to Mayor Jim Watson and other city officials about their handling of the Coronavirus.
The panel includes:
- Keith Egli, Chair, Ottawa Board of Health
- Steve Kanellakos, City Manager
- Dr. Vera Etches, Medical Officer of Health
- Anthony Di Monte, General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services
- Peter Sloly, Chief, Ottawa Police Service
To ask questions, call 613 233 1979 (passcode 6010568#)
2 pm Townhall [YouTube] It’s also on Rogers Cable channel 22