Appellate decision approves G20 class action

On August 6, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court decided that hundreds of individuals who were detained and arrested in mass police cordons during the G20 can have their legal claims heard together as a class action.  Hundreds of those detained at the Eastern Avenue Detention Centre may also have their claims jointly heard as part [...]

CCLA at Metro Hall this Sunday, August 10, 2014 for International Prisoners' Justice Day event

For more information, or to make accommodation requests for special needs, please contact Marianne Baker at 416-363-0321 ext. 221, or email media@ccla.org.

CCLA welcomes Supreme Court's restrictions on 'Mr. Big' technique

On Friday August 1st the Supreme Court released its decision in R v Hart, a case that examined whether the existing legal limits on a police investigative tactic known as “Mr. Big” were sufficient to protect individuals’ rights and ensure fair trials. The Court agreed with the position advanced by CCLA and a number of [...]

CCLA Needs Volunteer Researchers and Writers for TalkRights! Deadline August 5th

The CCLA is looking for law students and other volunteers to contribute writing and research to the TalkRights project. TalkRights is an innovative new initiative to create a web portal for civil liberties information targeting marginalized and underrepresented audiences. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for individuals with strong writing and research skills, and who [...]

CCLA Awaits Release of Police Encounters with People in Crisis Report

July 24, 2014 – The CCLA eagerly awaits the release of Justice Iacobucci’s report tomorrow, Police Encounters with People in Crisis. The CCLA made written submissions, found here, and Executive Director and General Counsel Sukanya Pillay, participated in a round-table discussion with stakeholders. The report is the culmination of the Independent Review looking in to [...]