The G20 Legal Defence Fund (Quebec) was founded by the assemblies of CLAC 2010 (Anti-Capitalist Convergence) and RAG20 (Regroupement des arrêtéEs du G20) in 2010, following the mass arrests in Toronto during protests against the G20. The purpose of the G20 Legal Defence Fund was to guarantee that everyone from Quebec facing criminal charges related to the G20 in Toronto had access to legal defence.
Read more about the CLAC LEgal Suppor Fund fund here: www.clac-montreal.net/en/legal_support
Read more about the post-G20 fund here: www.clac-montreal.net/en/fund_G20
At the request of the CLAC Legal Self-Defence and Support Committee, and in consultation with Je Donne à Nous (http://jedonneanous.org) and CLASSE Légal, the G20 Legal Defence Fund (Quebec) is expanding its mandate to include non-legal expenses related to arrests in the context of the popular movement in support of the student strike and during demonstrations organized by CLAC.
The name of the fund will change from G20 Legal Defence Fund (Quebec) to the CLAC Legal Defence Fund.
The CLAC Legal Defence Fund will follow new guidelines established by the CLAC Self-Defence Committee, in consultation with CLASSE Légal and Je donne à nous. Under these guidelines, the CLAC Legal Defence Fund will continue to support the remaining G20 cases.
The CLAC Legal Defence Fund will remain under the oversight of a body accountable to the CLAC General Assembly. The current membership of the oversight body was originally ratified by CLAC and RAG20 in 2010.
The fund can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org