BREAKING: Ford calls for end of 'illegal occupation and blockade' at Ambassador Bridge

"I have spoken to both Mayor Drew Dilkens and Mayor Mike Bradley and told them the province is ready to provide any support we can offer," he said.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

Ontario Premier Doug Ford called for an end to the "illegal occupation and blockade happening in Ontario," as the Ambassador Bridge remains blocked by protestors.

"The ongoing illegal occupation and blockade happening in Ontario must stop. The Ambassador Bridge is one of the most vital trade corridors in our country. The damage this is causing to our economy, to people's jobs and their livelihoods is totally unacceptable. We cannot let this continue.

"I have spoken to both Mayor Drew Dilkens and Mayor Mike Bradley and told them the province is ready to provide any support we can offer," he wrote.

"I remain confident that our police forces in Ontario, along with Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Border Services Agency, will take the appropriate steps to address the evolving situations in our cities and bring them to an end," Ford's statement, released Wednesday, concluded.

Earlier today, Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said that officials at the provincial and federal level had already been contacted, in search of additional resources to help clear the area.

The premier has been clear in his stance on all protests taking over Canada. He recently said that it was time to let the people of Ottawa "get back to their lives," and that truckers involved in the Freedom Convoy protests should end their protests.

"There's a million people that live in Ottawa. I hear you. I hear the protestors. The province hears the protestors. The country hears the protestors. Now it's time to let the people in Ottawa get back to their lives," said Ford.

"These businesses that have been closed for a while now—the restaurants want to reopen. I get it. I hear you, but we have to let the people of Ottawa live their lives," he said.


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