Ryan Oswald, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Peter Sloly, chief of Ottawa police, announces his resignation following questions regarding his handling of the situation as a whole.
Amidst being an inconvenience to the citizens of Canada and their daily lives, the protestors have occupied the center of Canada’s capital for 19 days.
The Ottawa Police confirmed Mr. Sloly’s resignation on Tuesday. “Since the onset of this demonstration, I have done everything possible to keep this city safe and put an end to this unprecedented and unforeseeable crisis,” he said.
On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the step of invoking the Emergencies Act, which he said would give local police “more tools” to deal with protesters.