Impressive, strong language on the G20, LeDrew!

Stephen LeDrew just came out with some very strong language against the government and the police in the wake of the Toronto G20. I never had much respect for LeDrew as he’s a bow-tie wearing lawyer but I have to say he’s gone up a notch in my books for speaking the truth about the events late Sun Jun 27 10. Keep that up, LeDrew!

Stephen LeDrew just came out with some very strong language against the government and the police in the wake of the Toronto G20. I never had much respect for LeDrew as he’s a bow-tie wearing lawyer but I have to say he’s gone up a notch in my books for speaking the truth about the events late Sun Jun 27 10. Keep that up, LeDrew!

Kudos to CP24 and CTV for G20 Coverage. A big thumbs down to CBC – where were you??

Big kudos to the indepth, on the spot, largely unbiased coverage I’ve been seeing from CP24 and CTV. Although I have to say I was disappointed in Ann Rohmer’s reporting which seemed to over-sympathize with authories. And a big thumbs down to CBC News Network and CBC Radio 1: Where in the world were you??

Big kudos to the indepth, onĀ  the spot, largely unbiased coverage I’ve been seeing from CP24 and CTV. Although I have to say I was disappointed in Ann Rohmer‘s reporting which seemed to over-sympathize with authories. And a big thumbs down to CBC News Network and CBC Radio 1: Where in the world were you??

G20 Toronto is lasting and irreparable damage to Toronto and Police Reputation

I’ve been watching the G20 Toronto coverage on CP24 and CBC News Network since yesterday and this is a no-win situation for Toronto, for Canada, and for Harper.

I’ve been watching the G20 Toronto coverage on CP24 and CBC News Network since yesterday and this is a no-win situation for Toronto, its police, for Ontario, for Canada, and for Harper.

The Toronto and Ontario Police, who will be most closely identified with the G20 because of the location, will suffer lasting and irreparable damage to their reputation because of their actions during the summit.

The distrust and disrespect engendered towards Toronto and its police force by their actions of this summit weekend are very unfortunate.

I certainly hope this comes up in the commons by MPs and MPPs and I hope the ruling parties get roasted for it.

Taking Liberties

What good is the right to public assembly for protest if the authorities can take that right away on their whim?

One of the things that happens, during events at which protests will take place, such as the G20 in Toronto, is the designation of protest or “speech” areas. What seems to happen is that any non-peaceful action turns into an excuse to take away the freedom to assemble. Take Queen’s Park, for example, on Sat Jun 26 10…

Queen’s Park houses parliamentary buildings and was designated as an assembly/speech area. When protests elsewhere in the city got ugly, in places not necessarily designated as such, the authorities didn’t move to quell unrest in those places first. Instead, they cleared out the actual designated protest areas.

What good is the right to public assembly for protest if the authorities can take that right away on their whim?

Black Bloc needs a White Wall

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.