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G20 Detainees Can Sue Cops In Class Action, Court Decides

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada

Police in Toronto wanted the Court of Appeal to quash the class proceedings.

Court To Decide If G20 Lawsuits Will Continue As Class Actions

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada

Ontario's top court will hear arguments on Monday.

Militarizing Police Does Not Serve Or Protect Canadian Citizens

Hijal De Sarkar | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Hijal De Sarkar

This week, we learned that the Toronto Police Service will be ordering C8 carbine semi-automatic assault rifles for front-line police officers. The assault rifles, produced by arms manufacturer Colt Canada for the Canadian Forces, will cost $2,500 each, and will be in patrol cars on the streets of Canada's largest city by May. Toronto becomes only the latest municipality to acquire a weapon described on its website as "battle proven in harsh combat environments."

Violent Extremist Infiltrators In Peaceful Protests? Not So Fast

Jillian Skeet | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Jillian Skeet

A recent intelligence report warns that peaceful anti-petroleum protests could be infiltrated by extremists to incite violence. While the report itself was just released, the actual study likely pre-dates the new Liberal government. It was probably intended as a companion to Bill C-51, which many Canadians have seen as an attempt to curtail the right to demonstrate on hot-button issues like proposed pipelines.

Growing Distrust Threatens Policing And Empowers Criminals

Mark Towhey | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

The reality is that in Toronto, as in most police services across the continent, the vast majority of serving police officers are exceptional public servants. The bad news is that reality is entirely irrelevant. People don't form judgments or base their decisions and actions on reality. They base them on their perceptions. And a fast-growing segment of society in Toronto, in Chicago, in New York City, in Ferguson, in cities and towns across North America, perceive their police services to be acting for their own benefit -- not society's.

Toronto Chief Won't Testify

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto's police chief will not have to testify at a disciplinary hearing for the most senior officer charged over mass arrests made during ...

Will Bill Blair Testify?

CBC | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada

A judge is expected to rule today on whether Toronto's police chief and his former deputy must testify at a senior officer's disciplinary hearing. L...

Ontario Scraps, Replaces Secret Law Used For G20 Arrests

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A Second World War law used by police to make mass arrests during the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010 was officially scrapped Thursday and rep...

G20 Cop's Disciplinary Hearing Resumes Next Month

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A disciplinary hearing for the most senior police officer charged in relation with mass arrests made during Toronto's G20 summit, which was ...

Tory Gov't Allowed U.S. Spying At Toronto G20: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The United States reportedly conducted widespread surveillance while world leaders were gathered in Toronto for the G20 summit in 2010 and t...

G20 Cop Guilty

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The criminal conviction of a Toronto police officer for assaulting a protester during the G20 summit three years ago was hailed as a victory...

Trial Delayed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The start of the second trial for a Toronto police officer on allegations stemming from the G20 protests has been delayed until Wednesday af...

Toronto Cop Found Not Guilty

Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada

TORONTO -- The first Toronto police officer to go to trial on criminal charges stemming from the G20 protests has been found not guilty. Const. Gl...

G20 Cop On Trial

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The first Toronto police officer to go to trial on criminal charges from G20 protests told court Tuesday he didn't hit or shove a man he's a...

1st Trial Of Toronto Cop Facing G20 Charges Set To Start

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The first trial of a Toronto police officer facing criminal charges in the G20 protests is focusing on photos and video of one man's arrest,...

Man Faces 26 Charges Related To G20

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police say they've charged a 27-year-old New York City man with 26 offences arising from the G20 Summit in Toronto in June 2010.Inve...

American Faces G20 Charges

CP | Linda Shearman, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - An American man has been charged with several offences in connection with incidents at the G20 Summit in June 2010, Toronto police said Wedn...

Harper's Seven Top Screw-Ups in Seven Years

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

January 23 marks seven years since Stephen Harper was first elected Prime Minister of Canada. As the PM took the opportunity to pat himself on the back in tweeting his self-assessed greatest accomplishments, perhaps the seven-year itch is the right time to recognize PM Harper's biggest blunders.

We Should Be Proud of Pint-Sized Protestors

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Recently, I heard a Grade 6 student explain that he and his friends had walked out of school to protest against a government measure that they believed had resulted in their teachers' rights being taken away. The principal was not impressed. I think we should be very impressed. What are our children in Canada seeing in the streets of our cities and towns? Idle No More, Occupy, protests in Ontario and Quebec by teachers and students -- and remember the G-20 protests in Toronto in 2010? While some of us looked the other way, the children are still watching.

Strip Joint Among Businesses Reimbursed For G20

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government has reimbursed a Toronto strip club that lost money when the city hosted the G20 summit.Newly released figures show Za...

Hairy Legs Profiling At G20?

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Women claiming to have been profiled because of their hairy legs are among a group of seven people planning to serve a $1.4-million claim ag...

'Zero Remorse For G20 Rampage

CP | Posted 09.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO -- An unrepentant vandal was sent to jail for 11 months Thursday after the judge delivered a scathing assessment of her role in the destructio...

Hundreds Of G20 Arrests Processed By ONE Officer

CBC | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada

When Toronto police arrested hundreds of people during the G20 summit two years ago, they took them to a temporary processing facility where just a si...

G20: Police Oversight Body Was In Dark

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - The civilian agency responsible for overseeing Toronto's police force failed to live up to its responsibilities when it came to policing the...

'Mistakes Were Made' By G20 Toronto Police Service Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics