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 [...]

Read CCLA's Submissions to Justice Frank Iacobucci's Review of the Use of Lethal Force by Toronto Police

On March 29th, 2014, CCLA General Counsel and Executive Director Sukanya Pillay made submissions to Justice Frank Iacobucci, regarding his review of the use of lethal force by the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

Click here to read CCLA’s submissions to Justice Iacobucci.

The submissions dealt with several pertinent issues, including the role of police in a democratic society; TPS [...]

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 [...]

Right to Protest Under Fire in Ukraine

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 [...]

CCLA welcomes ongoing investigation into weekend police shooting

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 [...]