For the past 18 months the CCLA has been engaging with members of the Ontario Association for Chiefs of Police, working collaboratively towards changing policing guidelines that presumptively allow for the release of non-conviction records on police records checks. The release of non-conviction records has been a core issue for CCLA for many years – [...]
This op-ed was originally published in The National Post, January 3rd, 2012.
While most media reports (including several in this paper) have focused on the economic gains that will potentially result from the new Beyond the Border agreement recently signed by Canada and the United States, privacy concerns should be paramount in the minds of Canadians.
Earlier this year, CCLA, in conjunction with partners from nine other countries around the globe, released a report on threats to the right to protest around the world. The report, Take Back the Streets, documented case studies from ten countries that demonstrate the constraints being placed on the right to peacefully protest. Unfortunately, the patterns [...]
The jury of five delivered their verdict this morning, determining that Ashley Smith died as a result of homicide.
This is a sad victory, as justice can never be done for Ashley Smith.
However, CCLA is hoping it will result in a clear message sent to the Correctional Service of Canada that significant changes need to be [...]
The CCLA is concerned by the news of a police shooting in Toronto’s Queen subway station. Very few details have been released, and we welcome the news that the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will be specifically looking for information regarding why the police thought such [...]