The government of Ontario announced today that it has appointed former Chief Justice of Ontario, Roy McMurtry, to review the Public Works Protection Act. That is the so-called “secret G20 law” that purported to give police the authority during the G20 summit to search anyone coming within 5 metres of the large fence surrounding the summit in downtown Toronto.
The government’s announcement explains that Mr. McMurtry plans to make a report by the Spring of 2011.
Given that it is a short, six-section Act that is over seventy years old, the review should hopefully not be very complicated. As . . . [more]