McSlippery government makes yet another huge payout to cover up its malfeasance...
Government lawyers acknowledged early on that normal policing, where officers conduct investigations and make arrests in a timely manner, didn't happen during the occupation."Provocative action"... like, you know... enforcing the law of the land.
Both Queen's Park and the OPP were concerned that “provocative action” by the police could escalate the crisis, and relied instead on special guidelines for “aboriginal critical incidents.”
In practice the policy led to bald-faced two-tiered policing – strict, arguably over-enforcement of the law for non-natives, virtually none for natives – which infuriated Caledonia residents and emboldened the most lawless of the protesters.•