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Ombudsman's G20 investigation: Are you in favour?

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Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin says his office has received complaints about the way the new G20 regulation was communicated to the public. (Colin Perkel/Canadian Press)

By CBC News

The Ontario Ombudsman will investigate the introduction of a regulation that gave police broad powers to search and arrest people within Toronto's G20 summit perimeter.

Andre Marin said Friday in a news release his investigation will probe "the origin and subsequent communication of the controversial security regulation passed by the province prior to the June 26-27 G20 summit."

The temporary powers regulation, which was published in the official Ontario Gazette last Saturday, five days after it lapsed, became publicly known when a man was arrested two days before the summit for refusing to provide ID to police while exploring the fence around the G20 "red zone."

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Are you in favour of Marin's investigation? Why or why not? Do you have concerns about the temporary powers regulation and how it was passed or communicated? Let us know below.


 

(This is not a scientific poll. It is based on our readers' responses.)

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