Mr. Fantino has repeatedly proven himself to be an uncritical fan of tasers. I have tried to track all of his comments on the subject, and they were all perfectly aligned with what Taser International would want him to say.
In one example [LINK], he read out a very-carefully-worded claim about taser safety that can almost certainly be traced directly back to Scottsdale, AZ.
Back in August 2008, Fantino said that the debate about the overuse, misuse and abuse of tasers, and the false claims that tasers were safe, ...he said [LINK] that the debate was "off the rails". Few statements are so absolutely, perfectly and obviously wrong.
By his statement protesting against the taser debate in Canada, as compared to the magnitude of Canadian outrage at the problem, Fantino revealed that he was out-of-touch with some very basic values shared by most Canadians.
We don't like it when the police overuse and misuse electro-torture devices to 'encourage' obedience. We don't like it when people are taser-tortured to death. And we don't like it when the cause of death in a taser-death incident is falsified by a corrupted system. These are real issues and to deny them is evil.
It's not actually a Right-vs-Left political question. It's normal everyday Canadians complaining about a weapon that is accompanied by deceptive marketing spin that too often leads directly to (even encourages) overuse, misuse and abuse of a potentially deadly weapon. If a person cannot see any reason to complain about how tasers are actually being used, then they're either ill-informed, or they're pretty far along the axis of inhumanity.
See also [LINK] and [LINK].