I personally hold [Ottawa mayor] Larry O'Brien responsible for any violence or threat that is incurred upon me. I promise here in writing that if I am assaulted on the job in the coming months - I will hire a lawyer and sue O'Brien for creating an unsafe work environment for me.Whether or not Vineberg is seriously worried about violence is unclear, but he has pointed out what is something of an elephant in the room. Media might not report these kinds of stories for fear of inciting violence based on pure speculation. Maybe that's the most responsible thing to do.
And this post isn't meant to incite any action against the drivers. That should be discouraged at every opportunity. We're simply shedding light on something worth thinking about when the strike does eventually come to an end.