Friday, December 10, 2010

Ontario Liberials f*cked with your rights weeks before G20

Never give little men big powers.

Premier Dalton McGuinty’s officials plotted to keep the G20 law secret weeks before the Star revealed that Toronto police believed they had the power to arrest anyone near the summit site.

That extraordinary disclosure, which dominated Thursday’s debate at Queen’s Park, is buried in Ombudsman André Marin’s 125-page report, Caught in the Act, on what he called “the most massive compromise of civil liberties in Canadian history.”

“Your government conspired to keep the facts of the war measures in secret,” Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak lectured McGuinty in the Legislature.

“And then, when the ministry itself wanted to do a press release to explain this to the public, somebody — either you or your minister — gave the order to kill the press release.”

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