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 [...]
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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 [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report: Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention, which questions the extensive rise in pre-trial custody populations and identifies the extreme personal and financial costs of current practices in Canadian bail courts.
Download the full report, Set Up to Fail: Bail and [...]
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 [...]