Update: see previous posts – May 1, 2011 McGuinty to Scrap the Secret G20 Law (1939 Public Works Protection Act), March 31, 2011 The “G20 Bump” Translates into a 60% Increase of Toronto Police Making the 2010 Sunshine List, March 19, 2011 Harper Screws Toronto’s Businesses, March 18, 2011 New G20 Lawsuits Launched Against Toronto Police Board, December 7, 2010 Ontario Umbudsman André Marin Delivers Report on G20 “Caught in the Act”, August 8, 2010 G20 Litigation, August 1, 2010 Damage$ Flowing from Charter Breaches
It will be a year at the end of this month, that the G20 was held in Toronto. Stories continue to emerge of huge payoffs for police in the form of overtime (this doesn’t include payments for travel, hotels and meals) during this function.
We know that numerous people, who participated or who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, have filed civil lawsuits against the police and the City of Toronto. These suits allege that law enforcement violated their Charter rights and seek remedies which include compensation.
Has the City of Toronto budgetted for these unforeseen legal expenses and the compensation that will flow from these civil suits, arising from Charter violations?
It was recently reported that Ottawa police officers were paid $2,080.00 for one day of work at the Toronto G20.
The RCMP reported that 40 Ottawa police officers received $2,860.00 for one day of emergency work at the G20 on June 27, 2010.
The Ottawa Police force, state that federal taxpayers, via the RCMP, have reimbursed the $114,399 in salaries (which does not include payment for travel, hotels and meals).
Update: June 9, 2011 – Ministers didn’t follow own policies for G8 spending