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Title Pepper in our eyes : the APEC affair / edited by W. Wesley Pue.

Published Vancouver : UBC Press, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.0971 PEPP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxii, 241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part 1 Canada's APEC Summit, 1997 -- 1 Policing, the Rule of Law, and Accountability in Canada: Lessons from the APEC Summit / W. Wesley Pue 3 -- Part 2 Constitutional Fundamentals -- 2 Free Speech, Democracy, and the Question of Political Influence / Andrew D. Irvine 29 -- 3 "Relax a Bit in the Nation": Constitutional Law 101 and the APEC Affair / Margot E. Young 41 -- 4 APEC Protest, the Rule of Law, and Civilian Oversight of Canada's National Police Force / Donald J. Sorochan, QC 57 -- 5 Significance of the APEC Affair / Joel Bakan 77 -- Part 3 Policing and Accountability -- 6 Someone to Watch over Me: Government Supervision of the RCMP / Philip C. Stenning 87 -- 7 Hand in Glove? Politicians, Policing, and Canadian Political Culture / Nelson Wiseman 117 -- 8 Forcing the Issues: Police Use of Force at the APEC Protest / Constable Gil Puder 128 -- Part 4 Public Accountability in a Free and Democratic Society -- 9 Forces of Journalism / Terry Milewski 143 -- 10 Personal Reflections on the Ill-Fated First APEC Inquiry / Gerald M. Morin, QC 159 -- 11 Raising the Dough: Funding for Lawyers at Public Inquiries / Karen Busby 171 -- Part 5 Globalization and Canadian Rights -- 12 1997 APEC Summit and the Security of Internationally Protected Persons: Did Someone Say "Suharto"? / Obiora Chinedu Okafor 185 -- 13 A Whole Theatre of Others: A Personal Account of APEC 1997 / Arnab Guha 197 -- 14 Whither APEC? / Jane Kelsey 213.
Summary In November 1997, the world media converged on Canada to cover a meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Vancouver. A student protest met unusually strong police response. Among many others, a news cameraman was pepper-sprayed by an irate-looking police officer, resulting in a dramatic video which has been played repeatedly.
Others news stories developed. Two dozen law professors wrote to the Prime Minister of Canada recording a number of serious constitutional violations which had taken place on campus. Lawsuits named Canada's national police force and the Canadian government as defendants, and a public inquiry was launched. I Pepper in Our Eyes, experts from a variety of fields explain the background issues and the values at stake. They contend that the APEC events raise serious questions relating to constitutional principle, the role of police in a democratic society, and the effects of globalizations on rights and politics.
Other author Pue, W. Wesley.
Subject Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Organization). Ministerial Meeting (1997 : Vancouver, B.C.)
Demonstrations -- British Columbia -- Vancouver.
Civil rights -- Canada.
Police -- Complaints against -- Canada.
ISBN 0774807792