On November 5, 2010, The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP announced that it has launched a public interest investigation into the the RCMP’s role in specific aspects of the 2010 G8 and G20 summits. The investigation is being launched in response to a complaint filed by the CCLA on October 18, 2010, which highlighted the need to investigate the RCMP’s role in the following matters:
- G8/G20 planning (including the location of the security fences);
- Infiltration and surveillance (if any) of individuals or groups before and during the summits;
- Use of force, detentions and arrests during the summits; and
- Conditions at the Eastern Avenue detention facilities in Toronto.
The Commission will be appointing an independent civilian investigative team and will publicly report its findings and recommendations.