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Ottawa council asks residents to cheer for frontline workers on Wednesday evenings

Ottawa city councillors are asking residents to cheer, clap and play instruments on Wednesday evenings in support of the workers on the frontlines of the city’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

During its first-ever virtual meeting on Wednesday, council approved a motion from Bay Coun. Theresa Kavanagh that invites residents to “step outdoors” and “express a raucous cheer in support” for healthcare, food and transit workers from 6:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting March 25 and until April 8.

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“It’s a lot of work and most of it is on the backs of our very essential workers, and the healthcare workers particularly,” said Kavanagh, who dialled into the meeting remotely.

“Most people want to do something, they want to show their support.”

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