You may or may not have read in the Guelph Mercury that people have been out on the HCBP site re-digging trenches that Drexler filled in. You can read about that in this article from Wednesday September 2.
In response to that, the City has hired police to guard the site, which you can read about in this Mercury article from Thursday September 3. In a clear show of force and intimidation, there are now between 1-4 police vehicles on site.
In further news, the federal government has announced funding of $621,294 towards the HCBP, as part of the ‘Community Adjustment Fund.’ This is intended to stimulate the area economy, part of the Canadian Gov’t’s ‘Economic Action Plan.’ This funding more than covers the cost of Drexler’s contract.
This is a recent statement made to the media:
The re-digging of the trenches makes it obvious that there is increasing frustration with the City’s intentions to continue with the HCBP. The HCBP is already wasting more than $20 million of taxpayers money, and now the 24-hour police presence is not only a further waste, but is also a clear intimidation tactic.
It’s clear how skewed and undemocratic this situation is when the city, the courts, the police, and the federal government wok together to force through this project, despite the widespread public outrage.