Ottawa councilor and police chair calls peaceful protests “treason” and “insurrection”
TNC: 'Ottawa city councillor and chair of the police services board Diane Deans told CBC’s Power and Politics on Tuesday that the trucker convoy was “treason” and “an insurrection.”
Deans’s comments come one day after Ottawa mayor Jim Watson put through a request by the city’s police chief for nearly 2,000 additional law enforcement personnel to crack down on the peaceful protestors in the capital.
'“We all need to work together. This is not something this country has ever seen before,” said Deans. “I understand Mark Carney referred to it as sedition today. I think that’s exactly what it is. This is treason. This is way bigger. This is a group of well-polished professional people that are trying to overthrow the government.”'