The Ontario Court of Appeal has released its decision today on whether about 1,000 people who were “kettled” by Toronto police during the G20 summit in 2010 can sue as a group.
The court approved two G20 class actions over alleged ‘kettling’ and civil rights abuses nearly six years ago.
The group is made up of people from five separate crowds that were corralled by riot squad officers, mass-arrested and then held in a mass detention centre during the G20 summit.
The courts had originally ruled against certifying a class action, but Divisional Court overturned the ruling on initial appeal and instead split the action in two.
The lawyers for the plaintiffs say a class action would help protect the basic freedoms of all Canadians.