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.
According to recent reports, a large number of migrant workers were approached by police and asked to provide DNA samples as part of an investigation into a sexual assault. Although police reportedly had a description of the suspect, the group of individuals asked to give a DNA sample was diverse, ranging in age “from 21 [...]
On November 18th, 2013, CCLA participated in a special community meeting held by the Toronto Police Services Board on racial profiling and carding. The Board heard from 23 deputations on the Toronto Police Service’s PACER report, and on the response to it by Board Chair Dr. Mukherjee.
CCLA’s submissions called for an end to the practice [...]
The federal government recently introduced Bill C-13, a law it says is aimed at addressing the problem of cyberbullying and the tragic teen suicides that have resulted from this problem. If passed into law, the Bill would amend the Criminal Code and other laws in a number of ways; first, by creating a new offence [...]