OPP deemed Ottawa convoy a national security threat


The Ontario Provincial Police deemed the Ottawa convoy a national security threat back on February 7, a week before the Federal Government invoked the Emergencies Act.


Thomas Carrique, commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police made the statement to the House of Commons public safety committee.


On January 28 the convoy rolled in to Ottawa. The protesters brought the city to a halt and resulted in several police actions, but there was no effort to remove the protesters. On February 14 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government had invoked the Emergencies Act.


It wasn't until February 18 that any effort was made to remove the illegal occupation.