I watched the Ontario Ombudsman’s press conference on video and read his full,
illustrated December report “Caught in the Act” (ombudsman.on.ca) regarding the
investigation into the fallout from the 2010 G-20 Summit.
Clone that man!
Then infiltrate the entire “so-called” “Justice” system from top to bottom with his liken
This is the first time in many a year I have heard anybody of Andre? Marin’s position
speak of common law, case law and the Criminal Code of Canada.
Further, the Ontario Ombudsman pointed out that these laws, already on the books,
provide the police with ample requirements to uphold peace and good order.
Simultaneously, the Criminal Code meshes with the Canadian Constitution’s Charter of
Rights and Freedoms that serves to protect individual “civil rights”.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, however, does not provide carte blanche
freedoms or licenses for professional protesters and other hooligans to loot, damage
and destroy public and private property. The Criminal Code provides the instrument the
police and courts need to arrest, charge and prosecute for such criminality.
Yet, secretly, and perhaps unwittingly, politicians granted the police’s request to
resurrect a 71-year-old antiquated law, namely the wartime Public Works Protection Act
of 1939, to deal with the anticipated troubles that might arise in Toronto streets if
thousands of demonstrators showed up during the G-20 Summit.
Mr. Marin questioned the technical legality of waking up this “hibernating bear”, as he
called it, an action tantamount to declaring martial law.
In my not-so-humble opinion, if blame is to be laid for this chaos, which saw 1,100
people incarcerated and 600 charges laid, most of which were dismissed due to
irregularities and falsified police ID numbers, maybe the guilt should be ascribed to the
G-20 Summit itself.
This elaborate party was a colossal waste of time. And, surely, taxpayers’ billion dollars
could have been spent more wisely.
What did these talking heads, representing 20 world governments, accomplish in two
June days in 2010, yammering about the complex issues surrounding confusion in the
global financial system and the unhealthy world economy?
Politicians, heads of state and economists have cussed and discussed this insoluble
problem since the dawn of civilization.
What were Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s intentions behind extending invitations to
world dignitaries to attend a showcase event that garnered nothing more than an
elaborate epicurean feast and booze-up and a disruption in the daily lives of millions of
Only two years before, Canada hosted a G-8 gabfest in Ontario. Mr. Harper acts like he
has planted a “For Sale” sign in Canada’s front yard in hopes of enticing a rich foreign
government to partner with China to buy the rest of this Kanuckistan real estate.
It is a sad commentary that in this country which has laws and is supposed to be a
country that lives by its laws of “natural justice” and “due process” that the Ontario
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services felt compelled in the spirit of
“public safety” and “officer safety”, which they believe trumps “citizens’ rights”, to
surreptitiously enact an outdated law that suspended ordinary law.
The politicians and police chose not to give fanfare to the revival of this rustic relic
because, undoubtedly, the legality would have been challenged in court by civil rights
As it was, activists, who had been prepped, erroneously thought they were well-versed
about the legalities of exercising their civil rights, freedom of expression, freedom
of peaceful assembly, freedom of association and the right to be secure from
unreasonable and warrantless searches and unlawful detention.
What kind of a democratic country usurps laws overnight and behind closed doors
without notification to the public?
But politicians never change their stripes, do they? They keep harkening back to the
likes of the late U.S. President Richard M. Nixon whose attitude was, ”If it’s secret, it’s
There are no laws in this nation that allow a police officer who does not have
reasonable and probable cause and a search warrant to frisk individuals, put their
hands down their pants (see pictures in report), grope genitals, ram a Kevlar finger up
the rectum--especially out in full view of the public.
And, in this specific case, there was no justification nor legality for police to churn
through people’s groceries, vehicles and backpacks several kilometres distance from
the protective fence encasing what was considered to be the G-20 zone.
Likewise, there are no laws in this country that requires an individual to carry
identification, though most people do; nor are there laws that allow the police to
arbitrarily demand proof of your identity on the street corner, barking “your papers,
If protesters didn’t comply quickly enough to orders, the riot squad dragged them bodily
down the street by their ankles. The picture in the report is reminiscent of what
Canadians have come to associate with Marxist Eastern European and Third-World
countries whose marching orders come primarily from the United Nations.
Just because the Province of Ontario was “Caught in the Act” and the Special
Investigations Unit was called in to conduct a public inquiry into this shameful display
that reflects on the whole country doesn’t mean another province--or Ottawa itself--
won’t engage in similar underhanded tactics in the future...
...unless people get molten-lava mad and stamp out the corrupt governments’
enactment of all unlawful and unconstitutional command-and-control schemes.
The police--nay, the whole “Justice” system--have grown too big for their breeches all
across Canada and proceed as though they are above the law.
These public servants need to be reined in on a short leash and chained to the Criminal
Code and the Constitution.