Ontario Premier brings the hammer

Puck posted a tweet about this.

Provincial state of emergency, fines up to $100,000, up to a year in prison, revocation of operator’s license. Video of full speech at the link.

Canadian officials threaten ‘severe’ consequences for protesters blocking Ambassador Bridge

“To those who’ve attempted to disrupt our way of life by targeting our lifeline for food, fuel and goods across our borders, to those trying to force a political agenda through disruption, intimidation and chaos, my message to you is this: Your right to make a political statement does not outweigh the rights of thousands of workers to earn their living,” Ford said. “It does not outweigh our right to get food across our borders.”


Michigan’s Gov weighs in. (same link)

“The blockade is having a significant impact on Michigan’s working families who are just trying to do their jobs,” Whitmer said. “Our communities and automotive, manufacturing and agriculture businesses are feeling the effects. It’s hitting paychecks and production lines. That is unacceptable.

Mayor of Windsor: (also at same link)

“We can’t just let this lawlessness continue to happen. We respect that everyone has a right to protest. It’s a hallmark of democracy. That is OK. What is not OK is choking off the busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada and affecting tens of thousands of families and their ability to put food on their table.”…“The economic harm that this occupation is having on international trade is not sustainable, and it must come to an end,”