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Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens is asking the feds and Ontario to reimburse the city for the almost $5.7 million that was spent as a result of the Ambassador Bridge blockades in February.

"As you are aware, the City of Windsor was the site of an illegal occupation at the foot of the Ambassador Bridge, disrupting trade and commerce for the United States and Canada, which began in the evening of February 7, 2022," Mayor Dilkens began in the letter that he penned to Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Ontario Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy on Tuesday.

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The Ontario government just revealed it is doling out a lot of cash to all of the local businesses in Ottawa that were hit hard by the effects of the Freedom Convoy protests.

In a news release posted on March 4, the provincial government announced that they will be handing out $11.5 million to all of Ottawa's local businesses that were affected by the weeks-long occupation.

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