Toronto woman launches G20 class-action lawsuit

Lawsuit seeks $45 million in damages from Toronto Police, attorney general

Toronto office administrator Sherry Good is now the face of a G20 class-action lawsuit filed Thursday against the Toronto Police Services Board and the federal attorney general, who represents the RCMP. The lawsuit seeks $45 million in damages for all those wrongfully arrested, detained, imprisoned or otherwise held by police during the G20 summit at locations across the city. Good’s lawyers say the Ontario Provincial Police may also be named at a later date. Good said she was walking home from work on the evening of June 27 when she decided to join an informal demonstration. She was caught by a police technique known as “kettling” when about 250 people were encircled by a wall of police officers at the intersection of Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave. Good was released without charge, but said she suffered from stress and panic attacks as a result of the incident. The next step involves the court’s approval of the class-action lawsuit, which could take more than a year.

Toronto Star

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