RULESWATCH

June 29, 2010

Softly…softly…softly

Filed under: Uncategorized — ruleswatch @ 7:58 pm
The Globe and Mail reports that Toronto police chief now says there was no five metre rule. It had been broadly reported over and to the weekend that the Ontario Public Works Act authorized, and would be used to, justify searching and ID requests of persons within five metres of the G-20 security fence. Now the Globe reports that Chief Blair suggests that the five metre rule did not exist.”…there was no power to search people coming within five metres of the fence, said [Ontario Public Works] ministry spokeswoman Laura Blondeau. “The area designated by the regulation as a public work does not extend outside the boundary of the fence,” Ms. Blondeau said. “

” [But] Neither the province nor police set the record straight. In fact, both made comments about the necessity of such powers. ”

“The Canadian Civil Liberties Association demanded an apology from the Ontario government. ”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/police-admit-no-five-metre-rule-existed-on-security-fence-law/article1622864/

[Thanks to warsaw for the tip]

 

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