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All I can say is wow. Stunning. I feel for the reporters there as I’m sure they can’t be too happy about that. We will continue to allow posts to our site. We are aware of potential legal issues and of course do our best to insure no comments are posted that are of that nature.
Sadly; most of the comments made on the Free Holder were really great at advancing discussion and informing the public of perspectives other than those that I guess certain folk wanted presented to the public.
Again, local media is something every community should have and needs to be nourished and cherished.
“On Saturday, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service requested the Cornwall Community Police blockade all traffic originating in Cornwall from getting onto the bridge for several hours after an Akwesasne resident threatened to take money from the toll booths at the base of the bridge. They are set up beside the temporary customs and immigration plaza.”
I have heard comment that Chief Swamp reputed ever giving the request to close the bridge. We’ll attempt to verify this with him by Friday.
I think the public needs to know the exact facts. Who called for the closing of the bridge and why? If it was because of a single person collecting money they should be penalized and possibly lose their job for impacting thousands of people for nothing? IE, a single person in this instance should not be grounds for closing of the bridge.
Who gave the order to reopen the bridge and why? Especially after the meeting between CBSA and Akwesasne and MCA reps resulted in no actions or decisions.
What do you think Cornwall? You can post your comments here still.
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