G20 summit: Caught in the Act

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Date: 12/07/2010

The province agreed to review the Public Works Protection Act and the regulation it passed to enhance police powers for the June 2010 G20 summit after the Ombudsman found the regulation was “of dubious legality,” largely kept from the public and contributed to mass breaches of civil rights during the Toronto event.


Cover of report, Caught in the Act
Read the report (PDF)
Press release Dec 7, 2010 
Press release Dec 9, 2010 (PDF)
Press release Feb 23, 2011 (PDF)
Key themes and quotes (PDF)
Timeline: Key events (PDF)
Ombudsman’s Remarks (PDF)
Watch the news conference (VIDEO)




Related Resources

Response to Request for Information from the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (PDF)
Statement by Ombudsman André Marin, December 9, 2010: Arrest, Detention and the G20: There is More to Civil Liberties than Freedom From Arrest
Toronto Police Service letters
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Case update - Annual Report 2010-2011


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