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Offline Sheriff Roland

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G8, G20 - News & Views
« on: June 20, 2010, 07:18:30 pm »
Canada's economy is suddenly the envy of the world

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hM5MvpNJ2D2tMn8sVqk_qKObY8DwD9GF5JBO0

Looks like the Socialist of the North are doing something right.

The 20 world leaders at an economic summit in Toronto next weekend will find themselves in a country that has avoided a banking crisis where others have floundered, and whose economy grew at a 6.1 percent annual rate in the first three months of this year. The housing market is hot and three-quarters of the 400,000 jobs lost during the recession have been recovered.

World leaders have noticed: President Barack Obama says the U.S. should take note of Canada's banking system, and Britain's Treasury chief is looking to emulate the Ottawa way on cutting deficits.

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Re: G8, G20 - News & Views - How I was detained by G8 security
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2010, 02:49:14 pm »
Read and think - before YOU let your government proudly host this annual travesty.

How I was detained by G8 security

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/news/how-i-was-detained-by-g8-security/article1617392/

Once the lid was opened, and the contents of the trunk revealed, uniformed police seemed to come out of every corner.

Two more police officers. Then four more. Three taking notes. Then another.

While one stood guard over me, presumably for my own safety, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police crime unit descended on the vehicle.

Then, the G8 security task force sent in their people. More uniforms took notes.

Then came the bomb-sniffing dogs.

I was still being detained, nearly two hours after being pulled over. And I was growing only slightly aggravated by the lengths to which they were going to interrogate a reporter.
 


And all this in the mostly empty region of Muskoka.
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Re: G8, G20 - News & Views - A police state?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2010, 03:00:43 pm »
Meanwhile, here in Toronto ...

They've quietly extended a law, that allows police to arrest anyone who comes within five metres of the fence and refuses to identify themselves or submit to a search.

Essentially, the new regulation gives authorities the right to nab anyone who comes anywhere near the fence and exercises his right not to identify himself or submit to a search. Why such a power is necessary is far from clear. If anyone actually assaults the fence, as some militant groups have promised to do, police can arrest them for various offences from mischief to assaulting a police officer. Simply hanging around the fence should not be against the law.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/blair-says-no-new-powers-in-fence-law---but-it-still-looks-bad/article1617997/
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Re: G8, G20 - News & Views "It wasn’t worth it"
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 09:24:51 am »
G20: It wasn’t worth it
“Why would you bring this terror to downtown?”


http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/829584--g20-it-wasn-t-worth-it

Promised a chance to twinkle on the world stage, the centre of this City of Neighbourhoods became a ghost town, an armed camp and a fiery anarchists’ playground.

As smoke clears from a G20 weekend that saw unprecedented mayhem continue Sunday, with tense protests and mass arrests a day after police cars were torched and shop windows smashed, it’s hard to find a Torontonian who says hosting the G20 was worth it.

“Next time have it on an aircraft carrier,” said Omar Habib, a 28-year-old actor who lives north of the Front St. G20 site. Hoping on Saturday merely to stroll to his waiter job, he kept running into lines of shield-thumping riot police trying to repel black-clad anarchists.

“Why would you bring this terror to downtown?”

Even before tear gas started to waft, the run-up to the meeting of world leaders made people who frequent the core “a prisoner in their own city,” he added. “I felt like a rat in a cage.”

While G8 leaders and their entourages witnessed the rugged beauty of Muskoka, and Ottawa spent millions on legacy projects in communities not on the itinerary, G20 leaders spied the guarded core of a spasming downtown. For its trouble, Toronto gets to keep a new police radio system.

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