Emergencies Act inquiry: Windsor mayor backed legislation amid worries of renewed blockade | FULL

The mayor of Windsor, Ont. supported the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act on Feb. 14, even though police had already cleared out the serious blockade at a local border crossing, he told a federal inquiry Monday.

Mayor Drew Dilkens feared protesters would return to the Ambassador Bridge border crossing, he said Monday while testifying at the public inquiry into the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act.

The government invoked the act to clear “Freedom Convoy” protesters who were blockading streets around Parliament Hill and several border crossings.

The protests began in Ottawa Jan. 28 and spread to several border crossings in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario.

The inquiry is investigating the events leading up to the federal government’s emergency declaration Feb. 14, weeks into demonstrations that had gridlocked downtown Ottawa and spilled into border blockades elsewhere.

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