An Ontario court is scheduled to hear arguments in a proposed multi-million-dollar class-action lawsuit by Ottawa residents who want truckers to stop honking their horns.
Superior Court Justice Hugh McLean has set a 1 P.M. (EST) deadline to get all documents and cross-examinations done before he would rule on one part of the proposed class-action.
A group of downtown residents is asking for an injunction to prevent truckers parked on city streets from honking their horns repeatedly throughout the day.
Lawyer Keith Wilson, who is representing three of the residents in the case, said the ruling on the injunction carried national importance.
The hearing also comes as Ottawa police get ready to provide more details on a series of arrests and seizures related to what local officials called an illegal occupation of the capital’s core.
Police say the situation has taxed their resources, and Ottawa’s mayor, Jim Watson, has declared a state of emergency partially aimed at underlining the need for extra help from upper levels of government.
If they choose to stay, there will be consequences for their actions. The truckers are doing this for the national good, and if residents don’t want to get on board, that is their free choice, but they will face consequences such as lack of sleep, ear ache and annoyances.
But again, it’s their free choice.
Now where have we heard that argument before?
(Photo credit: Josh Pringle/CTV News Ottawa)
Ottawa Residents Taking Truckers To Court