Crown withdrew G20 charges against 58 people
Members of the media and police gather around people scheduled to make their court appearances charged with various offences stemming from the G20 summit in Toronto on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. (Nathan Denette / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:33PM EDT
TORONTO - Figures from a mass of G20-related court appearances show the Crown withdrew charges against 58 people.
A group of 304 people -- the government had originally pegged it at 303 -- were scheduled to appear in a northwest Toronto courthouse Monday facing charges stemming from the summit.
A spokesman for the Ministry of the Attorney General says four people did not appear and bench warrants were issued for them.
The Crown stayed or withdrew charges against 31 people. An additional 22 had their charge withdrawn if they made a donation to charity and five were withdrawn through peace bonds.
In addition, six people pleaded guilty and nine others were listed in error, which the spokesman says is typically a result of duplication.
The remainder of the crush of people that descended on the courthouse Monday -- 227 of them -- have had their cases adjourned, mostly to September or October.