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Canada’s Bail System

A new Report released today from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Set up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-Trial Detention, argues that Canadian governments need to take urgent action to ensure the bail system returns to legal and constitutional compliance.

Major Reform of Police Record Check Practices Necessary

May 17, 2014 - Toronto - Canadians are being needlessly excluded from educational, volunteer and work opportunities based on irrelevant information disclosed on police record checks, a new report from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association argues. The report, False promises, hidden costs: the case for reframing employment and volunteer police record check practices in Canada, questions the value of widespread police record checks and shines a light on the damaging individual and societal consequences of current practices. New audio recordings documenting numerous individuals' personal experiences of discrimination and exclusion, released under the title Presumption of guilt: the human cost, are also being published today.

Open Letter from CCLA: Calling for a Reset on Waterfront Toronto

March 5, 2019

OPEN LETTER  March 5, 2019  The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 The Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Toronto, ON M7A 1A1  His Worship John Tory Mayor of Toronto 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2  RE: Waterfront Toronto Reset Dear Prime Minister, Premier […]

CCLA Wins Important Battle Against Feds on Solitary Confinement

December 17, 2018

For immediate release — The feds were scolded today by the Chief Justice of Ontario and its highest court, which rejected Canada’s request for another 7 months to fix their unconstitutional solitary confinement law. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association succeeded in having parts of the federal law struck down in late 2017, after which the […]

End to Solitary Confinement as we know it

March 28, 2019

UPDATE: Thursday, March 28, 2019 In an extraordinary decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered an end to prolonged solitary confinement in Canada’s prisons – in 15 days. Prolonged solitary is the confinement of a person for over 15 consecutive days in extreme isolation. In effect, the Court has ordered an end to the practice […]