(Ottawa) An Ottawa-based group suspected of having ties to the so-called “Freedom Convoy” says it faces deportation and is ready to take its case to court to try to set up its headquarters in the capital set up in the country.
Posted at 3:40 p.m
Laura Osman The Canadian Press
The organization, which calls itself The United People of Canada, moved into a desecrated church in downtown Ottawa this summer as part of a conditional purchase offer.
William Komer, who sits on the group’s board of directors, said members called police Wednesday night after the landlord’s agent showed up and unsuccessfully tried to evict them from the building.
Neighbors protested the group’s presence in the community, seeing it as an opportunity for convoy supporters to establish a permanent outpost in Ottawa.
The group says it has no connection to the February protest, which denounced health restrictions and the Trudeau government, although several board members have ties to the Freedom Convoy movement.
An active property listing for the building is currently being posted online.