Advisory: Canadian Civil Liberties Association to Release New Report on Bail System, Pre-Trial Detention


Please join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on July 23, 2014, for the  release of its new report on bail and pre-trial detention. The report, which is the  result of a year-long study of the operation of bail in five provinces and  territories, highlights Canada’s increasing reliance on pre-trial detention,  presents new data about the [...]

CCLA Applauds Revised Ontario Record Check Guidelines

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association applauds today’s release of revised police record check guidelines for Ontario.

The revised guidelines are the result of two years of collaboration and dialogue between the CCLA and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), including significant evidentiary research and community consultation. In CCLA’s view, the guidelines, which eliminate the [...]

Press Release: CCLA Challenges Constitutionality Of Privacy Legislation



Toronto -  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has launched a constitutional challenge to parts of the federal privacy legislation that effectively permits private companies to engage in warrantless disclosure of personal information to government. The challenge is part of CCLA’s ongoing work in the [...]

CCLA launches new report on police record checks

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report, False promises, hidden costs: the case for reframing employment and volunteer police record check practices in Canada, questioning the value of widespread police record checks and shining a light on the damaging individual and societal consequences of current practices.

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Canadian Civil Liberties Association Hosts Experts at “Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy” Toronto Symposium | L’Association canadienne des libertés civiles reçoit des experts lors du symposium « Aider les Canadiens à trouver la voie de la protection de la vie privée » à Toronto


Canadian Civil Liberties Association Hosts Experts at
“Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy” Toronto Symposium


March 20, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Public Panel Discussion & Privacy Fair:
“Advancing privacy and civil liberties in Canada’s (emerging) surveillance state”

The Bissell Building, University of Toronto, 140 St. George Street, Toronto


Jay Stanley, ACLU Speech, Privacy and [...]