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One of the most despicable aspects of the McGuinty Liberal government, among many others, was its handling of security at the G20 Summit last summer in Toronto. Dalton McGuinty oversaw one of the greatest civil rights abuses in Canadian history. When you start to crack down on dissension you begin to destroy the very thing you are trying to protect: democracy.
On June 2, 2010, the McGuinty Liberal government secretly passed a law that temporarily expanded the Public Works Protection Act and granted police powers to stop and detain people during the global summit of world leaders.
This was another fiasco and a total disregard of process that resulted in giving the police a half baked law to do their job.
The G20 secret rule was the subject of a probe by the Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin. His report was made public and slammed McGuinty for passing the secret regulation and characterized it as “illegal and likely unconstitutional”.
McGuinty had 20 days before the summit to advise the public about the new law but choose not to do so. Just more proof of McGuinty’s incompetence and secret dealings.
Dalton McGuinty will not explain why his cabinet passed this secret law because he does not want to be held accountable by the electorate. He refuses to open an Inquiry and has even refused to apologize for his part in the flagrant suspension of Canadians’ civil liberties.
Below, is an excellent documentary, featuring several Toronto based academics and a part of which deals with last year’s G20 Summit.