MSM: G20 law gives police sweeping powers to arrest people

(TorontoStar) – The province has secretly passed an unprecedented regulation that empowers police to arrest anyone near the G20 security zone who refuses to identify themselves or agree to a police search.

A 31-year-old man has already been arrested under the new regulation, which was quietly passed by the provincial cabinet on June 2.

The regulation was made under Ontario’s Public Works Protection Act and was not debated in the Legislature. According to a provincial spokesperson, the cabinet action came in response to an “extraordinary request” by Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, who wanted additional policing powers shortly after learning the G20 was coming to Toronto. Read entire article

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One thought on “MSM: G20 law gives police sweeping powers to arrest people

  1. Maybe this will give the complacent citizens of Ontario and the rest of Canada a RUDE WAKE-UP CALL by illustrating the lengths police with the co-operation of a complicit government to eliminate public rights! The wedge has been shaped and now its time for them to hammer it into place. Once a precedent such as this has been established there will be no reason for them to stop.

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