Just before the government fell on fraud and contempt charges, a Parliamentary committee voted to launch a full investigation into the human rights abuses at the G-20 in Toronto. We were also going to learn what the Auditor General had to say about the entire mess.
However, we have since learned that the Utah company hired by Stephen Harper is being charged for licence violations.
Ontario provincial police have laid charges against the private security firm and many of its top executives hired by the RCMP to do screening and metal detection at checkpoints during last summer's G20 summit in Toronto.Of course the Conservatives now have Julian Fantino and he was pretty good at "fixing" things for Mike Harris.
Contemporary Security Canada (CSC) is accused of a string of provincial offences under Ontario's private security guard legislation, including three counts of offering services while not licenced, hiring an unlicensed guard at the G20 and G8 and two counts of failing to ensure proper uniforms. During the probe, the OPP made the unusual move of executing a search warrant on RCMP headquarters in Ottawa on Nov. 24, 2010 and seized documents about the bidding and tendering of the contract.
Krystalline Kraus is right. We need to make the G-20 an election issue and ask all local Conservative candidates of their views on the human rights abuses.