Submitted Media Release – January 11, 2019

The City of Brantford’s first and foremost priority is maintaining the operations of the city while ensuring the health and safety of our residents. We are working closely with our neighbouring municipality, the County of Brant and OPP officials who are currently on site at Cockshutt Rd. and Hwy 18 outside of Brantford, to ensure the safe flow of traffic into the city and, when delays occur, restore traffic flow in the safest manner possible.

It is our understanding that the OPP is also working with protest organizers to provide a safe and peaceful opportunity to exercise their rights in a lawful manner while minimizing the impact on the traveling public, where possible.

The City has put the attached detour in place to aid in this effort.

We thank the public for their understanding as we continue to monitor the situation and provide additional updates throughout the day as needed.