G20 protest organizer Julian Ichim has issued a Notice of Claim against Constable Bindo Showan, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Toronto Police Services Board and the provincial Attorney-General, according to the Globe and Mail.
The allegations – which have not been tested in court – state that a provincial police officer drove drunk, gave alcohol to minors, staged a fake illegal cigarette buy and encouraged protesters to damage property during an investigation before the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, all part of an undercover effort to infiltrate Kitchener-Waterloo based G20 protesters that commenced more than a year before the actual event. Because of special notice requirements for claims against the Crown, the Statement of Claim will not be filed for another sixty days.
Do you have a G20 abuse story? Ontario’s standard two-year limitation period will likely expire for your claim about June 26-27, so make sure you obtain legal advice immediately!