Remember the ad that got Paul Martin in trouble, with the suggestion that Harper would turn Canada into a police state? Guess Martin is a prophet after all.
Vinay Menon thinks Harper just hates Toronto, but he's wrong. He hates all of us. But Melon did hit on what the Liberals were saying in 2006, though he does it with humour.
No you're not.
My goodness, if you could climb into Harper’s skull as he dreams at night, Fortress Toronto is exactly what you would see, right there next to a CN Tower made from jelly doughnuts and clouds that are scowling. Toronto the Good has morphed into Toronto the Caged. We are animals in Mr. Harper’s riled kingdom and he’s the one growling.
... Now let me ask you something: What if the G20 is just a trial run for Toronto’s eventual enslavement? That is, what if this geopolitical charade is just a dress rehearsal for the main performance, circa 2012, in which Harper takes to the Sun TV News airwaves to make a historic announcement: “My fellow Canadians, I am declaring Toronto a police state. Freedom comes at a price, namely restriction by me. So from now on, Torontonians will be asked to wear numbered sweater vests and do nothing without written approval from me.” Am I the only one who sees what’s going on here?
But Menon is trying to be funny. This isn't.
However, a news release issued by Niki Thorne, a G20 activist and a resident of one of the raided homes, said officers arrived at her residence around 4:45 a.m. ET and entered through the back door. The activists allege officers dragged unclothed people from their beds, kicked people who were asleep on the floor, demanded identification and refused to show a warrant or badge, or let the people in the house call for legal advice. They also said warrants have been issued for the arrest of other G20 protesters.
I know there have been some trouble makers, but most of the protesters are peaceful. Good heavens, the police outnumber them 3 to 1. And they have guns. Big ones.
And this one from 2004:
They could almost run these again during the 2010 election campaign.