The Canadian Civil Liberties Association report, “Breach of the Peace,” notes concerns that POLICE INFORMANTS may have supported the vandalism. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/02/27/g20-report.html
The undercover police officers who infiltrated two activist communities in southern Ontario played key roles in planning the G20 protests – going so far as identifying targets for mayhem, The Globe and Mail has learned.
Spokesperson Sgt. Pierre Chamberland acknowledged the OPP had undercover officers involved in the G20 but declined to speak about specifics, saying the force can’t comment on operational matters. They’re not authorized to break the law unless they have special permissions.
The officers have testified that not only did they join the group, but that they also took part and encouraged several acts of vandalism.
G20 case reveals ‘largest ever’ police spy operation in Canadian History
RCMP collaborated with provincial and local police to monitor activists
Police organizations across the country co-operated to spy on community organizations and activists in what the RCMP called one of the largest domestic intelligence operations in Canadian history, documents reveal.