The chattering classes, nongovernmental organizations, and the Canadian media have all been preoccupied by the police response to the G20 protests.
But so far, none of the three federal opposition parties with seats in Parliament have breathed a word about this on their Web sites.
Party leaders Michael Ignatieff, Jack Layton, and Gilles Duceppe also haven't sent a single tweet to their followers on what happened in Toronto this weekend. They'll send the most inane messages over Twitter on a regular basis, but when there's an attack on constitutional freedoms, they go strangely silent.
Nor has federal Green leader Elizabeth May sent out a tweet. As a lawyer, she has no excuse for staying silent. Yet there is no comment about police tactics on her party's site.
In one instance captured on video, riot police charged at peaceful protesters who were singing O Canada.
If that isn't enough to attract a response from our overly cautious federal political leaders, they shouldn't be surprised that so many young people have turned their backs on electoral politics.
And the one politician who likes to present himself as the voice of the next generation, Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, has also not tweeted a word or issued a statement on his Web site about police shredding guarantees enshrined in Section 2 of his father's cherished Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Freedom of expression, including freedom of the media, and freedom of assembly are supposed to exist in this country, though you wouldn't know it from the way police behaved in Queen's Park last night.
No wonder Prime Minister Stephen Harper looked so smug at his news conference today.
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