G20 Review Seeks Public Input

TORONTO, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - The G20 Review is looking for input.  Going forward, what lessons should shape policing policies for future major events? At three public hearings across Toronto, individuals are invited to speak and share their ideas and recommendations.

On June 1, 6, and 13, 2011, the Review will hold three hearings in Toronto.  This is a rare and valuable opportunity to contribute to the fair and reasonable governance of Toronto's Police Service.  This is the first and only set of hearings where the public's input will be gathered and presented to the body that establishes policies for the effective management of the Toronto Police Service.

Formally, the hearings will provide individual members of the public, organizations, and other stakeholders an opportunity to share their views and opinions on the role that civilian oversight should play concerning the policing of major events.  Informally, it is extremely important that the public has a safe and actionable opportunity to voice its concerns and make suggestions, should any exist.

  First Hearing Second Hearing Third Hearing
Date Wednesday June 1st, 2011 Monday June 6th, 2011 Monday June 13th, 2011
Time 5:30 - 9:00 pm 5:30 - 9:00 pm 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Location Metro Hall
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Etobicoke Civic Centre
399 The West Mall
Toronto, ON M9C 2Y2
Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON M1P 4N7

To guarantee one of the five minute spots to speak at any one of the three hearings, individuals must complete a simple application form available here: www.g20review.ca/submissions.php. In an effort to give as many people as possible the opportunity to speak at each hearing, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Tuesday May 31st. Submissions are being accepted on a first come basis. The hearings will be open to the public and all are welcome to attend to observe the presentations.

About the Review

The Independent Civilian Review into Matters Relating to the G20 Summit was launched on September 23, 2010 by the Toronto Police Services Board.  The Review will examine issues concerning the role the Board played with respect to the policing of the G20 Summit that was held in Toronto on June 25-27, 2010.  The Review will also examine the role played by the Toronto Police Service during the G20 Summit, with a view to determining whether the plans developed and implemented were adequate and effective for policing of the Summit.  The Board appointed the Honourable John W. Morden, a former Associate Chief Justice of Ontario, to conduct the Review and provide a report and recommendations.

For more information visit www.g20review.ca. For regular updates see twitter.com/g20review.



SOURCE Independent Civilian Review Into Matters Relating to the G20 Summit

For further information:

Ryan Teschner Review Counsel
Heenan Blaikie LLP
T 416 643.6890   /   F 416 360.8425

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