June 28, 2010

Pt 1: G20 Violence - The stark images of bank windows being smashed in Toronto or police firing rubber bullets and of protestors being rounded up and carted away won't soon be forgotten. Neither will the debate about who's to blame. More than 600 people have been arrested. So was the reaction by police an over-reaction or a justified response to a protest gone awry? (Read More) 

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Pt 2: G20 Roundup - We review what all the fuss was about with this weekend's G8 and G20 summits. What was accomplished and how will we measure its achievements as we move forward. (Read More)

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Whole Show Blow-by-Blow

Today's guest host was Piya Chattopadhyay.

It's Monday, June 28.

The City of Ottawa estimates that the Queen's visit later this week will cost approximately 100 thousand dollars.

Currently, or as G20 security officials call it, a "rounding error".

This is The Current.

G20 Violence - Tim Fraser

We started this segment with some sounds of protestors, including some members of the so-called Black Bloc attacking vehicles and a police car exploding in downtown Toronto on Saturday.

Well, while some of the protestors have been chastised for their actions, so have police. And there are many sides and stories of what played out on the streets during the G20 summit.

To talk about what he saw, we were joined by Tim Fraser. He's a freelance photographer who worked for the National Post this weekend. He spent much of this time out covering the protests. He was in our Toronto studio.

Articles of Interest: Two Post photographers arrested at G20 protest / Black Bloc Tactics / In Depth: G20 & G8 Summits

G20 Violence - Bill Blair

To take a look at how the policing of this summit was handled we were joined by Toronto Police Chief, Bill Blair.

G20 Violence - David Miller

Well this isn't just a professional issue for Toronto Mayor David Miller. It's also personal. He was on the line from Toronto.


G20 Roundup - Panel

The security fences are on their way down. The delegates have gone home. And the G-20 leaders have issued their final communiqué. So this morning, in the aftermath of the G-20 summit, we're asking what was accomplished and what it means for the global economy as it struggles to recover from the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

For their thoughts on that, we were joined by four people. Alan Alexandroff is the Co-Director of the G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Andrew Cooper is a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo. He was in our Toronto studio. Ralph Goodale is a Liberal MP and a former Federal Finance Minister. He was in Regina. And Daniel Price was Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs under President George Bush. He is now a partner with the law firm Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C.

Articles of Interest: Canada warns G20 against protectionism / financial-reform breakthroughs at G20


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