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Here.

When a police chief can tell elected authorities he wants more power and they give it to him, without public debate, I would say that is the very definition of a police state.

Pretty much. Dalton McGuinty has managed to demonstrate complete contempt for the people he governs and for the rights we're supposed to have. I'll be happy to return the favour the next time we have an election in this province.

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This was posted on the Daily Digest by Joe Hueglin--
http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/
We are free Canadians--this is a democracy??? The provincial Liberals and the federal CPC have already merged--witness the HST and now this!!!

Media Alert - Public Works Protection Act invoqued at G20

http://ccla.org/2010/06/24/media-alert-public-works-protection-act-invoqued-at-g20/

ONTARIO REGULATION 233/10

made under the

PUBLIC WORKS PROTECTION ACT
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/source/regs/english/2010/elaws_src_regs_r10233_e.htm

Powers of guard or peace officer

3.A guard or peace officer,

(a) may require any person entering or attempting to enter any public work or any approach thereto to furnish his or her name and address, to identify himself or herself and to state the purpose for which he or she desires to enter the public work, in writing or otherwise;

(b) may search, without warrant, any person entering or attempting to enter a public work or a vehicle in the charge or under the control of any such person or which has recently been or is suspected of having been in the charge or under the control of any such person or in which any such person is a passenger; and

(c) may refuse permission to any person to enter a public work and use such force as is necessary to prevent any such person from so entering. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.55, s. 3.

Statement under oath to be conclusive evidence

4.For the purposes of this Act, the statement under oath of an officer or employee of the government, board, commission, municipal or other corporation or other person owning, operating or having control of a public work, as to the boundaries of the public work is conclusive evidence thereof. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.55, s. 4.

Refusal to obey guard, etc.

5. (1)Every person who neglects or refuses to comply with a request or direction made under this Act by a guard or peace officer, and every person found upon a public work or any approach thereto without lawful authority, the proof whereof lies on him or her, is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than two months, or to both.

Arrest

(2)A guard or peace officer may arrest, without warrant, any person who neglects or refuses to comply with a request or direction of a guard or peace officer, or who is found upon or attempting to enter a public work without lawful authority. R.S.O. 1990, c. P.55, s. 5.

For the sometimes metrically impaired (like me), 5 metres = 16' 4.85".

Scott Piatkowski reports on Facebook that Chief Blair says that the regulation was published and you can google it. As Scott adds, hint to Chief Blair: to do a Google search, you have to know what you're looking for.

This is not only underhanded and draconian, but also patently unconstitutional.

Anyone detained under this Orwellian measure should not only sue but seek criminal charges against not only the officers involved, but also Blair, McGuinty and every other politician or official involved.

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