On June 2, 2010, the McGuinty Liberal government passed a secret law that temporarily expanded the Public Works Protection Act and granted police powers to stop and detain people during the global summit of world leaders.
This was another fiasco and a total disregard of process that resulted in giving the police a half baked law to do their job.
The G20 secret rule was the subject of a probe by the Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin. His report was made public and slammed McGuinty for passing the secret regulation and characterized it as “illegal and likely unconstitutional”.
McGuinty had 20 days before the summit to advise the public about the new law but choose not to do so. Just more proof of McGuinty’s incompetence and secret dealings.
Dalton McGuinty will not explain why his cabinet passed this secret law because he does not want to be held accountable by the electorate. He even refused to apologize.
The Ontario Ombudsman full report can be found here: