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Policing and Public Safety

Presumption of Guilt?

In 2010 alone, Calgary and Edmonton police ran over 140,000 individual Background checks. While most of these checks are used to inform employment and volunteer hiring decisions, they are also frequently performed in connection with adoptions, foster care applications and travel.

Add Your Name: Ban Facial Recognition Technology in my City

May 30, 2019

CCLA at the Supreme Court: The Worst Carding Case in Canadian History?

May 30, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program mendelsohnaviv@ccla.org         On Friday May 31st, the Supreme Court of Canada is going to release its decision in a case involving 4 young black men and one young Asian man carded in a private backyard! “Carding” and “street checks” are just some of the terms […]

CCLA Deputation on Facial Recognition Technology Used by Toronto Police Services

May 30, 2019

Michael Bryant, CCLA’s Executive Director and General Counsel, will be presenting this deputation on facial recognition technology today at the Toronto Police Services Board meeting. This is a public meeting and will be taking place at 1:30 PM in the auditorium of the police headquarters.  

Manitoba Homicide Stats Generating More Heat Than Light

May 8, 2019

Michael Bryant  Executive Director and General Counsel mbryant@ccla.org         Now what?  It’s darkest before the dawn, to be sure, but what does Winnipeg or Portage la Prairie or Selkirk look like once the dust settles after another reported homicide?  Some politicians’ words to date have been restrained, reasonable and grief-stricken; some not. […]