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July 26th, 2010

As everyone knows by now, the G-20 summit is going on in Toronto – actually, as I write this, cop cars are on fire down the street from where I live in Toronto. Yeah, on fire.

I want to be fair here so I will try to assign blame evenly. Where to begin? Oh yeah, the summit itself. Besides the cost of the thing, ( you could have solved homelessness and hunger in Toronto for this summit’s price tag), the sum total of all the good these meetings do for the world can best be described this way – Zero. That’s right, zero gain for the world. ( But great photo ops!)

Two – since we have had ten thousand cops, (no typo there), on the streets and a perimeter fence blocking most of the downtown core for a week, businessess have suffered tremendousy.

Three – Our illustrious Police chief managed to pass a secret by -law ,( so secret the mayor didn’t know about it), to demand identification from peaceful pedestrians if they got too close to said fence. Only our honorable¬† chief neglected to publish this new law so nobody knew they coud be breaking it. So the citizens lose their civil rights.

Let’s see, have I missed anyone? Hmm, the world, the homeless, business and citizens. Yep, a clean sweep. You know it’s hard to find a situation that’s absolutely no good for anyone but we managed it.

Oh, and one more thing. A message to the hooligans out there from a middle aged, married man with a mini-van. By your actions you have just given justification to our fascist police force for going to such draconian lengths to deprive us of our rights. Peaceful protest would have made them look silly and we could have hung them out to dry. Now, we’ll be forever trying to get the ‘temporary’ security cameras gone once the dignitaries leave town. Thanks for nothin.

Steve MacGregor