Parliament cancelled for Friday, Februrary 18
Speaker of the House Anthony Rota has cancelled today’s sitting of Parliament. Photo: Wikipedia
The following notice was tweeted by the Speaker of the House of Commons, informing Canadians that the Parliamentary session scheduled for Friday February 18th has been cancelled. The Speaker of the House is Liberal MP Anthony Rota.
“Police operation – House will not sit on Friday, February 18
Ottawa, Ontario – February 18, 2022
As per the Parliamentary Protective Service’s (PPS) most recent email notification, a police operation is
expected to take place on Wellington Street and other locations in the downtown core of Ottawa.
Given these exceptional circumstances, and following discussion with all recognized party leadership,
the sitting today is cancelled. More information will follow.
We wish to remind everyone that safety is paramount. The situation is ever-changing. The continued
presence of vehicles and demonstrators associated with the convoy, alongside police operations, will
impact the downtown core.
If you are not in the House of Commons precinct, stay away from the downtown core until further
notice. The PPS will advise when it is safe to return downtown. Should you already be in the precinct,
please remain in the building and await further instructions from PPS officers.
Please stay close to your devices and watch for updates from the PPS.
Hon. Anthony Rota, M.P.”