rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Activist Communique: G20 Class Action Important Update

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

Photo by Krystalline Kraus

Hey everyone - while I'm pressure that some of forgotten about the G20 demonstrations that struck on Toronto's Streets late in June, 2010.

We had everything from a young woman getting arrested for blowing bubbles from those kids-toys and one popped on Constable Josephs' while he was out on duty. "He did warn, ""If one of those bubbles touches me, it's assault"

The arrests blew up in his face.

He arrested young, bubbly, Courtney Winkels. She was eventually released.

Josephs' later sued for ridicule and launched a $1.2-million defamation lawsuit against YouTube for hosting the original video and the numerous cartoon videos that parodied the way Josephs' reacted.

This is just one of the major SNAFU during the G20 demonstrations.

On closure, I received a message from people involved in the Class-Action Lawsuit with Sherry so here is its update.

According to this class-action lawsuit, The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a formal order in the proposed class action relating to the June 2010 G20 summit, Good v Toronto Police Services Board. In particular, the Court has dismissed the action as against the Attorney General of Canada ("Canada"), Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Ontario ("Ontario"), and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board ("Peel"). The lawsuit is still ongoing against the Toronto Police Services Board. For information about the ongoing lawsuit see http://www.g20classaction.ca.

The Court Order is available here: http://www.g20classaction.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Entered-Order-Re....

Persons that have questions may contact the Plaintiff's counsel via email at [email protected]


The Sherry Good G20 Class Action Team


For those individuals who speak french, Vous trouverez le message en français ci-dessous.

"Cette lettre a pour objet de vous informer des derniers développements du recours collectif G20.

La Cour supérieure de justice de l'Ontario a rendu une décision officielle concernant le recours collectif qui était proposé à la suite du Sommet du G20 en juin 2010, Good v Toronto Police Services Board.

En particulier, la Cour a rejeté la poursuite contre le Procureur général du Canada (« Canada »), Sa Majesté la Reine du chef de l'Ontario (« Ontario ») et la Commission des services policiers de la Municipalité régionale de Peel (« Peel »). L'instance contre la Commission des services policiers de Toronto est en cours. Pour en savoir davantage sur l'instance en cours, visitez http://www.g20classaction.ca.

La décision de la Cour est disponible ici: http://www.g20classaction.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Entered-Order-Re....

Pour toute question, communiquez par courriel avec l'avocat du plaignant à l'adresse [email protected].


L'équipe du recours collectif Sherry Good G20 "

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.