Wednesday, 30 June 2010

G20 Toronto - Demand for Public Inquiry Continues to Grow

Amnesty International, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the NDP, Liberals and Bloc, and members of the ever-growing Facebook group Canadians Demanding a Public Inquiry Into Toronto G20 (currently at 27,000+ members), CUPE, The Canadian Labour Congress, and many others are calling for a public inquiry into the actions and inactions of the police and other security and rights issues during the G20 weekend in downtown Toronto.

UPDATE: Joints lawsuit planned for G20 arrestees - Toronto Star
Blair has announced an internal police review, but there are growing demands for a public inquiry, with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Greenpeace and 121 signatories from the York University faculty recently joining the chorus of voices asking for an independent probe. The Criminal Lawyers’ Association is also calling for an independent fact-finder to probe the circumstances surrounding the G20 arrests and NDP critic Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) has requested the House of Commons public safety committee be recalled to study issues surrounding summit security.

The CCLA has a petition you can sign that they will be sending to the provincial and federal governments to ask for a public inquiry.

Canadians Advocating Political Participation (CAPP) Demands Public Inquiry.

There is a rally in Toronto at Queen's Park, Thursday July 1, 2001 at 5:30pm to call for a public inquiry. Facebook group for the rally at this link.

On July 17th from 1-3pm, there will be nation-wide rallies to call for a public inquiry as well as to let government know that we will stand up for our rights. Facebook link: G20 Protest: Defend Your Rights.

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