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[/QUOTE]While there were a few commercial operators in the clear out, the majority of the vehicles were OC Transpo’s own wreckers, so I don’t buy the argument by some that commercial wreckers were a hard stop for the clear out, it was more the lack of will to enforce using tools at hand.
Forgot about that, which is rather unique to Ottawa (I don't think even the TTC has its own wreckers). Not saying it was a hard stop, but was reported as a potential issue. In comparison, it was a rather minor issue in the face of all the issues OPS had to deal with.
Not at all. As I recall, the private injunction only called for the noise to stop. I'm not sure how successful a residential property owner or tenant would be trying to get judicial strength to clear public property. The city could have.So is your case that injunctions only work for private property? The Li/OSC injunction against horn blowing worked and wasn’t limited to only trucks on private property.
I'm only going on what was reported. Perhaps it was over-stated.That was a red-herring. There are exponentially more semi-trucks than heavy wreckers in Ontario. The truckers need the wreckers more than vice versa, particularly with the increasing number of big truck accidents. I travel the ON 401 and QC 20 and/or 40 every day and barely a day goes by when I don't see something being recovered or towed by a heavy wrecker.
It has been seen as enough of a concern that the Ontario government has announced they are buying their own heavy wreckers. I can only hope they are given to the MTO and not the OPP. It reminds me of a very bad snowstorm in the 1970s when people were stranded for several days over a wide swath of S. Ont. In the aftermath, the OPP bought 2 or 3 large Bombardier snow buses. They sat a rusted for several years until they were finally disposed.