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Obama in Ottawa tomorrow. Oh frabjous joy.

This list of security measures for the U.S. president's visit to Ottawa tomorrow gives an idea of the mess that downtown Ottawa will be. Aside from the major disruption, this one line got my attention:

Homeowners and some businesses along motorcade route told they can't open doors or windows when presidential convoy passes.

Or what? Will they be arrested? Shot? It would certainly be interesting to know to what degree the government has the right to tread on the freedom of citizens in cases such as these.

This contrasts with the notice found on the Ottawa Police web site:

Although mainly enthusiastic public interest in this historic event is expected, police will respect the democratic right to demonstrate as well as the public assembly right as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to extend to opening the door or window of your own home.