G20 charge lost in the mail

Man accused of violating Public Works Protection Act has charges vacated

Dave Vasey showed up to his court date on July 28 to face charges he violated the Public Works Protection Act during the G20 summit only to find the charges against him had mysteriously disappeared. Turns out they were just “delayed in the mail” and they arrived the next day. Toronto Police spokesperson Meaghan Gray couldn’t say why there was a delay, but did say that they do happen on occasion. “This is not the first time it’s happened,” she said. Though police have time to recharge him, Vasey believes they won’t bother. Separately, Ontario ombudsman André Marin is currently leading an investigation that is looking into the way the government passed and implemented the Public Works Protection Act.

Toronto Star

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