“Freedom Convoy” trial to continue heard by head of emergency services

Ottawa’s emergency services director is expected to testify for a third day in the criminal trial of two organizers of the “Freedom Convoy.”

Tamara Lich and Chris Barber are co-accused for their roles in the protest that blocked streets around Parliament Hill and nearby residential areas.

Kim Ayotte oversees municipal bylaw enforcement, paramedic and fire services as well as the special events department.

Earlier this week, he testified about some of the traffic, noise and other disruptions he witnessed during the protest.

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He also talked about working with Barber on an agreement between protest organizers and the city to move trucks out of residential neighborhoods.

That plan ultimately failed after an incident involving police, but Ayotte says he received little information about what happened.

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