Ottawa: Sanctuary City? McKenney leads call for official status
Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney was expected to file a notice of motion at City Hall on February 8 to have Ottawa officially declared a “sanctuary city.” She has since chosen to hold off on filing it, stating that she plans to compile a report on the issue for presentation to a future meeting of the Community and Protective Services committee, to allow for public input.
Speaking to The BUZZ the day before she was due to file, Councillor McKenney said she wanted to take this step because many of her constituents had told her that they wanted to see the City take some concrete action to provide some security to residents of Ottawa who don’t have secure status or documents yet.
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