Police evesdropped on chair of review board

Posted: May 18, 2007 in Corruption, FantinoGate, OPP

A Toronto police operation that saw undercover officers eavesdrop on the chair of the police service’s own civilian oversight body – and prompted the police board to order an investigation yesterday – was the culmination of more than a decade of police surveillance targeting gay political activists.

In an internal police report, a Toronto undercover officer describes spying on gay activists George Hislop – who was at the time running for Toronto City Council – and Peter Maloney, tailing them to a conference in Calgary in 1980 and later resuming surveillance of Mr. Maloney in 1991.

“The big issue now is … who else [did they have under surveillance],”

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