The scathing report on the human rights abuses at the G-20 in Toronto, presented by the Attorney General Andre Marin, appears to lay the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Toronto Police Chief and the Premier of Ontario.
But something this massive requires a lot of hands and a lot of fingerprints.
And the man with the most fingerprints on the civil disaster was none other than Stephen Harper.
He decided to hold the G-20 in Toronto. He authorized the enormous expenditures. He gave the untendered contract for security.
But rather than taking leadership on this issue, something a prime minister is supposed to do, he is simply trying to wipe off his prints and go into hiding.
What assurances do Canadians have that this won't happen again? None.
This is part of a pattern. As a group of law professors calling for an inquiry, said recently: 'the mass arrests effected during the G20 appear to be part of a trend towards the criminalization of dissent in Canada.'
Vic Toews simply released a statement saying that the security forces acted with “professionalism” and thanked them for their “exceptional work”, while Ontario Neocon leader, Tim Hudak, heard on the above video demanding answers, wrote a column praising the police for their conduct. Hypocrite.
Nothing short of a full public inquiry can be acceptable, with people from all levels of government being held to account.