CCLA Disappointed by Federal Government’s Inadequate Response to Ashley Smith Inquest Recommendations

On December 11, 2014, the Correctional Service of Canada released its response to the findings of the Ashley Smith inquest, nearly one full year following the inquest jury’s verdict and detailed recommendations. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association – which participated in the Ashley Smith inquest – is deeply disappointed with the Government’s response, which we […]

Press Release - CCLA Welcomes Report on the Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police Services

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CCLA Welcomes Report on Toronto Police Use of Lethal Force – and Encounters with People in Crisis

Toronto – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) welcomes Justice Frank Iacobucci’s Report of the Independent Review of the Use of Lethal Force by the Toronto Police Service — focusing on encounters with persons in crisis — […]

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

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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

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THE CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION 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 […]