Police get new powers for G20
Legislation gives police right to search anyone within five metres of security fence
They've been written into a special piece of legislation called the Public Works Protection Act. Ontario's cabinet quietly passed the new rules on June 2 without legislature debate.
The new powers work on the streets and sidewalks in and around the security fence.
Under the laws, anyone who comes within five metres of the security area is obliged to give police their name and state the purpose of their visit.
Police, at their discretion, can deny access to the area and "use whatever force is necessary" to keep people out.
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