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G20 Street Level: A look back

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Police encircle and detain a crowd of protesters during the G20 summit in Toronto, on Sunday June 27, 2010. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

By Kim Fox, CBC News

fim-fox-52.jpgAs police erected barriers, world leaders descended on Toronto, and protesters prepared to capture headlines, CBC News Your Voice assembled a team of citizen bloggers and CBC journalists to bring Canadians a street level view of what was happening in Toronto during the global conference.

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G20: Highlights from our reporters

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Reporters sit next to the fake lake at the G20 media centre in Toronto. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Leading up to and during the G20 summit in Toronto, CBC News' Street Level blog brought readers extensive reports from around the city. Our team of citizen bloggers and CBC reporters served as tireless feet on the street, keeping readers aware of the news as it happened.

Here are a few highlights from our reporters.

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G20: Highlights from our citizen bloggers

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A man stands in front of the security fence outside Union Station in Toronto on Monday, June 28 as city life returns to normal following the weekend's G20 demonstrations. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Leading up to and during the G20 summit in Toronto, CBC News' Street Level blog brought readers extensive reports from around the city. Our team of citizen bloggers and CBC reporters served as tireless feet on the street, keeping readers aware of the news as it happened.

Here are a few highlights from our citizen bloggers.

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Eyes on the street: Your images of the G20 in Toronto

By Your Voice Team, CBC News

Citizen photographers captured many compelling images of the G20 and shared them with CBC.ca's Flickr pool. Click here to view an audio slideshow featuring some of these photos.

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(Submitted by Leanne Eisen)
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Toronto G20 rally calls for public inquiry

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Demonstrators from a variety of organizations and causes called for a public inquiry into police action during the recent G20 summit. (Showwei Chu/CBC)

By CBC News

More than 2,000 people marched Saturday afternoon in Toronto to demand an independent inquiry into police actions during last month's G20 summit.

Organized by labour, community and student groups, the rally headed south from Queen's Park, site of the Ontario legislature, through downtown to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, where the summit took place June 26 and 27.

"What do we want? Public inquiry! When do we want it? Now!" the demonstrators chanted as they filed into a park across from the convention centre.

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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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Police union chief dismisses G20 review

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Police arrested more than 900 protesters during the G20 summit in Toronto. (Canadian Press)

By CBC News


The head of the Toronto Police union is calling an independent civilian review of G20 policing a "lame duck" inquiry because it has no legal power to effect changes in police operations.

The comments made by Mike McCormack come one day after Toronto Police Services Board, a civilian agency overseeing the police force, approved an independent review of police tactics during the G20 protests. The review is not a full-fledged public inquiry, which would be legally binding.

McCormack, the head of Toronto Police Association, said Wednesday a number of officers from police agencies across Canada were involved in policing the protests on June 26-27, but the review's findings can only be applied to Toronto police.

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Independent G20 policing review ordered

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Police wearing gas masks patrol Spadina Avenue in downtown Toronto on June 26 during the height of tensions surrounding the G20 summit. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

By CBC News

The Toronto Police Services Board has approved an independent review of police tactics during the G20 protests.

The board, a civilian agency overseeing the police force, met Tuesday morning to discuss oversight of police actions during the summit.

The CBC's Lisa Naccarato, reporting from the meeting, said the board will decide on the scope of the review in two weeks at the latest. Police services chair Alok Mukherjee will draw up a short list of candidates, and the board will vote on their choice by then.

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Detained at the G20: stories from the summit

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G20 detainee Taylor Flook talks about her experience. (CBC)

By Your Voice Team, CBC News

Police have confirmed that more than 900 people were arrested during the G20 summit in Toronto on the weekend of June 26-27.

CBC News spoke to some of them -- as well as friends and family of some of those detained -- about their experiences.

Taylor Flook talks about her arrest. The interview was conducted on June 28 outside the Toronto police's temporary detention centre.

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G20 Street Level: Meet the team

G20_Street.jpgDemonstrators make their way through Toronto's financial district on Thurs., June 18 during a G8/G20 protest organized by Oxfam Canada. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

By Your Voice Team, CBC News

To cover the G20 summit that took place in Toronto's downtown core on June 26 and 27, CBC News Your Voice assembled a team of citizen bloggers and CBC staff to bring you a street level view of the city during the global conference.

From residents inside the security perimeter to business owners and students eager to share their perspectives, the G20: Street Level team brought you a 360-degree view of the summit's impact.

Read through to see photos, video and observations from the ground.
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