Stephen Hoff


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Negotiator behind deal with Freedom Convoy says Ottawa was too quick to use emergency powers

The man who negotiated on the City of Ottawa's behalf with Tamara Lich and other organizers of the Freedom Convoy says an agreement for truckers to leave the city's residential streets wasn't given enough time to play out before the federal government used its emergency powers.

New air force commander says he's confident in the airworthiness of the Snowbirds

Lt.-Gen. Eric Kenny, the new commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, sees a bright future ahead for the Snowbirds despite the planes having been grounded after a hard landing in Fort Saint John, B.C. earlier this month.

Peter Sloly resigns as Ottawa's police chief, says force now 'better positioned to end this occupation'

Peter Sloly has resigned as Ottawa's police chief and will publicly announce his resignation after the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting today, sources tell CBC News.

Organizer behind anti-vaccine mandate convoy says it won't tolerate extremists as online rhetoric heats up

A key player behind the convoy travelling to Ottawa to protest a vaccine mandate for truckers is distancing her movement from the increasingly extremist rhetoric online being associated with the protest.

'In here, you're defenceless': Inmates ask for release amid virus fears

Fear of COVID-19 is gripping communities across the country, but prisoners worried about the virus face a unique set of challenges.

Jail guards want COVID-19 screening at Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre

Corrections officers at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre refused to report to work on Monday over fears of COVID-19 in their own ranks.

Want pot? Ottawa cannabis shops don't all charge the same prices

Looking to buy some cannabis? One of Ottawa's retail shops is charging a little more than the others.

OPP union launching its own suicide prevention program

The union representing OPP employees says it can't wait for the force to complete an internal review of suicides among members, so it's launching its own mental health support program.

Another OPP officer dies by suicide

An Ontario Provincial Police constable at a detachment in Ottawa has taken his own life, the 13th reported suicide of an active or retired member of the police force since 2012.