Ontario Superior Court Order Extended

After a hearing held on Friday February 18, 2022, Chief Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted a continuation of the injunction that was ordered on February 11, 2022 to restrain individuals from establishing a blockade, or in any way impeding access, to the Ambassador Bridge.

The February 18, 2022 Order provides that any persons having notice of the Order are restrained and enjoined from impeding or blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge and indirect or direct approaching roadways and access points, until further order of the Court.

The February 18, 2022 Order also, until further order of the Court, restrains and enjoins any persons having notice of the Order from directly or indirectly, by any means whatsoever:

a. breaching the following By-laws of the City of Windsor: By-Law 9148 (Traffic By-Law), By-Law 233-2001 (Vehicle Idling By-Law), By-Law 25-2010 (Protection of Highways By-Law), By-Law 6716 (Noise By-Law); and By-Law 9023 (Parking By-Law);

b. threatening, harassing or intimidating the applicant’s employees, servants, agents or other persons engaged in the administration or enforcement of municipal by-laws; and

c. counselling, via social media or otherwise, any person to impede or block access to the Ambassador Bridge and indirect or direct approaching roadways and access points for as long as this Order is in effect;

d. physically preventing, impeding, restricting or in any way physically interfering with, or counselling others to impede, restrict or in any way physically interfere with, another person’s compliance with this Order.

The Court ordered that notice of the injunction Order shall be given as follows:

“… by the creation of a URL whereby this Order can be viewed and downloaded, with the Plaintiff, The Corporation of the City of Windsor, and the Attorney General of Ontario issuing press releases containing the URL linking to the Order.”

In accordance with the Order of Chief Justice Morawetz issued February 18, 2022, the link to view and download the injunction Order is found at:

https://www.citywindsor.ca/Newsroom/Documents/ISSUED%20FINAL%20Order%20to%20Continue%20Injunction%20Chief%20Justice%20Morawetz%20February%2018%202022.pdf 

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