The Case

Police detained over 1000 people in connection with the June 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, including peaceful protestors, journalists, legal observers, tourists, and bystanders. The vast majority of those detained were eventually released with no charges, and without any wrong-doing ever specified or explained to a Court. Some were charged by police, but most charges were later stayed, withdrawn or dismissed. Approximately 1000 individuals were imprisoned under inhumane and degrading conditions in a makeshift jail on Eastern Avenue. This case was brought to preserve and affirm the fundamental civil rights of these individuals and all Canadians.

Sherry Good and Tommy Taylor are the representative plaintiffs for the individuals included in the class actions. Ms. Good was part of a group of peaceful demonstrators and others who were surrounded and detained for many hours by hundreds of police officers at Queen and Spadina on Sunday June 27, 2010 in cold, heavy rain with no shelter. They were given no warning and no opportunity to disperse. They were not allowed to leave and no reason was given as to why they were being detained. Tommy Taylor was held in inhumane and degrading conditions in the makeshift jail on Eastern Avenue. He was arrested as part of the group that was “kettled” outside the Novotel Hotel on the Esplanade.

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