‘Not thought out’: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on new border checkpoints

'Not thought out': Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on new border checkpoints 1


Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says new Ontario-Quebec border restrictions are 'confusing' and 'impractical.'

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48 Comments on "‘Not thought out’: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson on new border checkpoints"

  1. Alex Lindsay | April 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    Failure on all levels. Our Canadian “leaders” are incompetent, and not qualified to hold the positions they do. They must be removed.

  2. Finally a voice of reason. Thank you Mr. Mayor!

    • He’s a whiner.
      He could have been proactive 12 months ago.
      But he prefers to complain about other politicians instead.

    • @Leah Casey Yeah it looks like he’s trying to acquire some Brownie points condemning what is clearly government overreach by Doug Ford.

    • Really! The “voice of reason” doesn’t yell “Fire!” when he is standing is a pile of ashes that use to be our freedoms, jobs and lives. Been Napping for the last 14 Months?

  3. Open things back up. The govt is still trying to implement tactics that have proven to be ineffective and only cause more issues.

  4. mark sperring | April 19, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    Who would have thought that a knee jerk reaction would be a failure. Lol

    • Sainte Jeanne d'Arc | April 19, 2021 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      That wasn’t knee jerk. This crap is well planned. Ford just assumed he could be a dictator and all the mayors and police would love it, like he seems to be.

    • Sainte Jeanne dArc

      Be careful.
      I don’t think King Ford would appreciate you questioning his authority of Ontario peasants!

  5. Karen Dworkin | April 19, 2021 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    I could book a flight this morning from Montreal to Toronto just fine. So flying shoulder to shoulder with strangers is safer than driving alone in your car.. sell that to someone else

    • jean francois du tremble | April 19, 2021 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      chut..closing border is just for the poor worker..loll like the usa border

    • Betty Cooper | April 19, 2021 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      meanwhile, 90% of usa-canada crossborder traffic aren’t tested or isolating as essential workers. This was never based on science.

    • Sitting in aluminum tube for 45 minutes, shoulder to shoulder is fine, yet they want you to social distance while waiting in line at the ticket counters and security checkpoints. Does anyone ever think this stupidity through?

    • Just because you can do it doesn’t mean it’s a smart thing to do. Are you just looking for somebody to say you’re allowed? That’s pretty adolescent of ya.

    • At least I can still get a return flight to India.

  6. Ian Campbell | April 19, 2021 at 2:18 PM | Reply

    Closing the border is just a dumb response to public clamour. Not based on medicine, science or math.

    • Yet Canada’s southern border is wide open for all the Biden Mexicans. They’re here, lol. Trudeau made sure of that.

    • Ian Campbell | April 19, 2021 at 3:06 PM | Reply

      @Brett S Not sure who the “Biden Mexicans” are. My point was that all border and travel measures are unscientific. The virus will cross the border anyway because we’re only ‘x’ degrees of separation and we’re not actually closing the border, just being spiteful about others’ leisure travel.

    • Larissa Dueck | April 19, 2021 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      @Brett S actually, no, the border to the states is not open. Only trucks transporting goods are allowed to drive across the border (or essential workers).

    • @Larissa Dueck Really the Police have been acting as Valet’s for quite some time carrying bags across for illegal immigrants.

  7. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
    ― Ronald Reagan

  8. Do I have to cross ottawa river in the boat or underwater to see my son? Will they shoot me?

  9. i wonder if anyone from the goverment reads these posts? they should, it might give them an indication on much we distrust them.

  10. Cheetylicious meow meow | April 19, 2021 at 2:54 PM | Reply

    walk down street alone with dog…Call the Swat Team. I’m in jail

  11. Doug Ford and his team pretty much put the nail in their coffin to ever being re-elected.

    • I ll still vote for him….I don’t think he’s done this perfectly but there’s no way I m voting liberal or ndp….could you imagine how Kathleen or Andrea would have handled this……my great grandkids would still be paying for covid in fifty years

    • PPC all the way or write Pierre Poilievre on your ballot

  12. Paul Legault | April 19, 2021 at 4:14 PM | Reply

    Dogs make great companions! You’ll always have THEY’RE attention

  13. Larry Paratestes | April 19, 2021 at 4:16 PM | Reply

    They are all complicit in this mess

  14. In Alberta they closed restaurants and put tents up 🙈🤡🙄

  15. OntarioRedneXXX | April 19, 2021 at 4:48 PM | Reply

    Ontario, we’ll bankrupt your business! I thought we were supposed to be “open for business” under ford 😑

  16. The gov. Of Canada on all levels including covid or otherwise are extremely incompetent and completely useless

  17. Floda Reltih | April 19, 2021 at 6:23 PM | Reply

    Next: you are not allowed to leave your community

  18. Finally we are going to have a long waited Housing Bubble. Rent is coming down too. A lot of vacancies already. You folks have to see the bright side of economic problems and business bankruptcies. Love it!

  19. Every time I think I have seen the worst instance of incompetence and ignorance by our government, they do even better in that category. Its like a game, how dumb can you be…

  20. Billy De Melo | April 19, 2021 at 8:53 PM | Reply

    Took me over 3 hours to get to work. And what ticked me off to he most is that they were only a screening 1 lane and waving 1 lane through. Making it totally useless.

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