Mass violation of civil rights by police during Toronto G20 summit.c-America Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
Ontario’s Ombudsman Andre Marin said in a press release on December 7, 2010 that the province’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services gave police “dubious” power.
The controversial power granted to police “was of dubious legality and no utility” and resulted in a mass violation of civil rights, Marin said in “Caught in the Act,” a report on the G-20 police effort.
Those powers were granted under laws intended during time of war, said Marin and were invoked inappropriately.
“Here in 2010 is the province of Ontario conferring wartime powers on police officers in peacetime. That is a decision that should not have been taken lightly or kept shrouded in secrecy, particularly not in the era of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said Marin.
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