Canadian Police Accused Of Impersonating Journalists

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Garry Sault, middle, talks with the media after questioning Six Nations protesters as they guard the front entrance of a housing development in Hagersville, Ont., just south of the 15-month aboriginal occupation at Caledonia on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. CP PHOTO/Nathan Denette Garry Sault, middle, talks with the media after questioning Six Nations protesters as they guard the front entrance of a housing development in Hagersville, Ont., just south of the 15-month aboriginal occupation at Caledonia on Wednesday, May 23, 2007. CP PHOTO / Nathan Denette

By Tania Kohut | Global News, Jan 15, 2016

Ontario police officers still have the right to impersonate journalists for investigative purposes, but have agreed to guidelines for doing so.

But defence lawyer Peter Rosenthal says the guidelines will do little to change police behaviour. Rosenthal represented Shawn Brant, an aboriginal activist who was filmed by a police officer posing as a journalist during the aboriginal day of action protests in 2007.

“When they make an announcement…that they’ll continue it but only under certain circumstances, it doesn’t really help,” said Rosenthal. “It doesn’t say, don’t do it or you’re going to be punished.”

After a years-long legal battle, the Ontario Provincial…

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