The government has an important role to play in protecting public safety. However, the promotion of public safety and the protection of civil liberties must be considered as mutually reinforcing objectives.

CCLA’s Criminal Justice Program promotes the importance of civil liberties in relation to policing and the criminal justice system. CCLA monitors the legal and policy frameworks that govern policing and the administration of justice in Canada to ensure that our civil liberties and the rights enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are respected.