Friday, June 25, 2010

Special police powers = (you fill in the blank)

I'd kind of expect this kind of thing from Harper.   But Pointy Head McGuinty?   An executive order, passed quietly and without any legislative debate, giving police special powers during the G-20?   It's not of course the War Measures Act, but if it looks like an armed camp and feels like one, chances are it is.

I still for the life of me can't figure out why last year's gathering in Pittsburgh only cost about $30 million in security and this year's edition is a billion -- and it's not just the mid-course change in venue.   And there are still security breaches happening.

UPDATE (3:20 PM EDT, 1920 GMT):   Thanks to Scott Tribe for linking to this post.

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Anonymous said...

Not only is the summit a collossal waste of money it provides example of the continued erosion of the traditional sense of canadian justice and respect for individual freedoms. We need to oust this government. Our next campaign slogan should be:

Larry said...

"We need to oust this government."

Of course, you mean the Ontario Liberals since they're the ones inaugerating this use of power.