The statement tonight from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Free speech is a principle of our democracy. But the thugs that prompted violence earlier today represent in no way shape or form the Canadian way of life.
Toronto police chief Bill Blair briefed reporters this evening. Steve Paikin and Kady O’Malley are in the middle of the action. The Canadian Press has an overview of the day’s events and a primer on the Black Bloc. Two National Post photographers have apparently been arrested. More from the Globe, Post, Star, Sun, Torontoist and blogTo.