Canadian Labour Congress

Canadian Labour Congress

June 23, 2010 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Courts to Hear Request to Ban LRADs During G20

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Labour Congress will make their case in court this morning for a court injunction to prevent the use of LRADs (Long Range Acoustic Devices) during the upcoming G20 Summit.

The groups say the devices have not been approved for safe use in Ontario and pose an unnecessary threat to the health and safety of peaceful protesters, expected to number in the thousands on Toronto streets this weekend.

Representatives of the CCLA, the CLC and the Ontario Federation of Labour will be at the Toronto Court House at 10:00 a.m. to make their case. The judge is expected to release a decision at 10:00 a.m. this coming Friday.

WHAT: Hearing for injunction to ban LRADs during G20 Summit in Toronto
   
WHEN: This morning at 10:00 a.m.
   
WHERE: Toronto Court House, 361 University Avenue, Court Room 2-2
   
WHO: Nathalie Des Rosiers (CCLA) and Chris MacDonald (CLC) along with organizers of Saturday's "People First!" rally and march at Queen's Park.

Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti is currently hosting a meeting of world labour leaders in Vancouver, but is available to comment by phone.

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