Later today, the North Shore Tribal Council will be holding a planned march/rally beginning at noon, which will result in potential traffic disruptions in the downtown area, according to Greater Sudbury Police Service.
Participants of the rally will leave from the Sudbury Arena and proceed eastbound on Van Horne Street and then north in the northbound lanes on Paris Street.
The group will then turn westbound on Cedar Street and make their way to Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci's office.
This march/rally is scheduled to end no later than 2 p.m., police stated.
North Shore Tribal Council said it is protesting cuts in the provincial budget. Starting July 1, Ontario Works agencies will have less money available to put into the hands of people in crisis situations, according to a release from the council.
People in First Nations and smaller northern communities will be hard hit as they have limited access to other agencies that can offer assistance, the council stated.
Greater Sudbury Police Service will be in attendance, working with the organizers to monitor the situation and ensure the safe and orderly movement of traffic and the rally participants.
To assist in minimizing the impact to citizens, anyone who plans on being in this area during the above mentioned timeframe is encouraged to take an alternate route, if possible.
Posted by Arron Pickard