Tow truck companies contracted by the city of Ottawa are refusing to move vehicles associated with the freedom convoy, according to a report from Breitbart News.
City manager Steve Kanellakos explained that all of the tow truck operators from the list of companies the city typically uses to provide tow services have unilaterally said “no” to any request.
“We’ve contacted them all and they’re all refusing … to provide heavy tow truck work,” Kanellakos said in a press conference following a special city council meeting.
“Many of them or most of them don’t want to do the work, especially the heavy tow truck work, because they rely on the heavy truck industry for their livelihood and they don’t want to damage that part of their business,” Kanellakos added.
“The city’s mayor, Jim Watson, has reportedly been in touch and asked for resources from city officials in Toronto, Brampton, and other Ontario cities, according to Kanellakos. He also explained that the problems removing the ‘Freedom Convoy’ are happening all over and not ‘an Ottawa-only problem,’” Breitbart reports.