Food for Thought: Representations and Accounts of the Toronto 2010 G20

Posted: March 27, 2013 by Mike Larsen in Cases - Public Order, Food for Thought, Toronto G20 2010

In this unit, we are studying deviance and accountability in the context of public order policing. Our case study is the Toronto 2010 G20.

You have an option for this unit’s ‘food for thought’ question – you may respond to question 1 or question 2.

Food for Thought Question 1

Prepare a written response to Gord Hill’s depiction of the events surrounding the Toronto 2010 G20, from the Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book (excerpt distributed in class) Your response should provide your impression of this representation of the G20, comments on ‘issues arising’, and a reflection on aspects of police deviance and accountability depicted.

Food for Thought Question 2

Watch the CBC Fifth Estate documentary “You Should have Stayed at Home”.

Prepare a written response to the documentary. Your response should provide your impression of this representation of the G20, comments on ‘issues arising’, and a reflection on aspects of police deviance and accountability depicted. Your response should include commentary on the implications of the title statement – ‘you should have stayed at home’.

Responses should be submitted by the end of the day on April 5.

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