Police cannot arrest lawful protesters, even to prevent violence by others, Supreme Court rules

Headline: Police cannot arrest lawful protesters, even to prevent violence by others, Supreme Court rules
Outlet: The Globe And Mail
Release Date: 04/10/2019

“This is the authority that police used to justify the biggest mass arrests in Canadian history in the G-20 debacle,” lawyer Sean Dewart said, referring to the preventive arrests of more than 1,000 people in 2010 in downtown Toronto. Mr. Dewart represented the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which intervened in the Fleming case. “Democracy and freedom of expression are considerably more safe than they were as a result of this ruling.”