L I N K Mike Peeling today writes some spin about the bridge closing on Saturday. Still no real answers though.
If it was one person that caused a ruckus surely there were other solutions than closing an International Border Crossing and impacting the area communities as happened?
Why no comments from area politicians? I asked Cornwall Mayor Bob Kilger last night about this weekend and his comments were cautious and guarded. I asked him if he thought the temporary station in Cornwall would still be there for the winter? He felt quite strongly that there was “no quick fix” to the situation and that discussions would be a bit more difficult.
Where is the accountability? Who gave the order to close the bridge and who gave the order to open it?
If it was the Seaway Bridge authority why did representatives of Akwesasne and the MCA meet with CBSA officials from Ottawa in the Stormont Room of the Ramada Saturday afternoon?
According to reports which have yet to verify the MCA has spent over $20,000.00 helping to pay off those $1,000.00 fines so far.
Last night there were some meetings around Akwesasne. A lot of new faces in the tent and some of them were very upset. The feeling shared with me was that a strategy was needed to deal with these attacks and vehicle seizures. Another bridge closing is expected by most in attendence.
And the building is almost ready to go up on the tent site with the floor and two of the walls ready to go as of this morning. (pics to come)
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