MP Brian Masse (Windsor West) rose in the House of Commons to discuss my coverage of the Ambassador Bridge Blockade during the 2022 convoy protests.
MP Brian Masse (Windsor West):
If anyone wants to see the protest that took place, I would suggest they go to Twitter. Jon Liedtke, a journalist, went down there and filmed some of it. It is on Twitter, at @jonliedtke. He interviewed people there. Do members know why some people were there? It was because they wanted their dog to go to a South Carolinian beach. They had not been able to go there for the last couple of years. Other people did it because they were frustrated, because they had lost their jobs. They parked their cars and vehicles in the middle of the street like no one had done before. This is a 10-lane road where people brought picnics, bouncy castles and a whole series of different things as well as their children. Moving that crowd, and the occupation of Ottawa, required extensive police coordination. In fact, we had armoured vehicles down here.MP Brian Masse, Windsor West – Debates (Hansard) No. 35 – February 20, 2022 (44-1) – House of Commons of Canada (ourcommons.ca)