The official excuse is this:
Police said the three undercover officers were only at the protest to locate and identify non-peaceful protesters in order to prevent any incidents.
Amusingly, these are the same clowns who approached the police lines with rocks in hand and were "soft-arrested" by the police.
However, one might be suspicious that the micro-managing PMO has a hand in this. Think about it a moment - if Harper can deflect attention away from the SPP talks (preferably by discrediting SPP's critics by showing them to be "thugs"), he wins all ways around - without having to be held accountable to the Canadian public.
Nor should we forget that Harper has used police muscle in the past to get his way. I don't think for a moment that he, or Sandra Buckler are above such tactics.
In the meantime, he gets to continue agreeing to sell Canada out to GWB behind closed doors. Next time you are talking to your Conservative MP, I suggest you ask them why the Harper government refuses to table the content of the SPP discussions in the House of Commons.
In further digging about, I found this article from the Toronto Star where we learn that Stockwell Day is part and parcel of the Con$ efforts to cover up whatever involvement they had in this debacle:
Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day rejected opposition calls Thursday for an inquiry into agents role in trying to provoke protesters into violence at this week’s North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que.
“I’ve made the inquiries and there was no RCMP that were involved as far as those three individuals go,” Day told reporters after making a crime-prevention announcement in Winnipeg.
“If people have concerns ... there is a complaints process for the RCMP. There is also one for the Surete du Quebec. This incident happened in Quebec, so I imagine people could also file under that complaints process.”
No, Stockwell - you missed this one. As public safety minister, you are also responsible for ensuring that the bodies responsible for public safety are conducting themselves in a reasonable manner. The public has right to know exactly why the police overstepped their bounds so badly in this one - who gave the orders, why were those orders given ... all the way to the top.