Share Your Story at Upcoming Public Hearings on G20

On November 10th and 11th, 2010, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the National Union of Public and General Employees will be co-hosting two days of public hearings to examine police activity during the recent G20 Summit in Toronto. We are inviting members of the public affected by G20 Summit security to attend this event to speak about how their contact with the police during the G20 Summit impacted them personally. If you are available to join us, please contact Graeme Norton at gnorton@ccla.org by November 3, 2010.

The hearings will provide an opportunity for individuals who witnessed or were affected by objectionable police conduct during the Summit to share their stories. The primary objectives of the hearings will be:

  • to educate Canadians on the importance of the relationship between democracy, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly;
  • to increase public awareness regarding the impact of the G20 Summit on constitutional rights and freedoms;
  • and to promote accountability for the alleged violations of constitutional rights that occurred during the G20 Summit.

The CCLA and NUPGE will be producing a report on these hearings which will be released in January 2011.

The hearings will be held on November 10th and 11th, 2010 in Toronto in Dockside III Room (lower level, one floor below the lobby) at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. A third day of hearings in Montreal will take place on November 12, 2010, in the Péribonka Room (Convention floor, one floor above the lobby), at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.