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CCLA Supports Call For A Public Inquiry On Police Actions During Quebec Protests

November 13, 2012

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association joins 50 other organizations in calling for a public inquiry on police actions during the Quebec student protests. “Student associations, human rights groups, trade unions and affinity groups are coming together to avoid that one of the biggest police crackdowns in the history of contemporary Quebec falls into oblivion. Disappointed […]

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New CCLA Report: Police Background Checks That Include Non-Conviction Records Undermine the Presumption of Innocence

September 17, 2012

Toronto – September 17, 2012 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has released a new report entitled Presumption of Guilt? The Disclosure of Non-Conviction Records in Police Background Checks. The report sheds light on the impact of police background checks – which contrary to popular belief frequently disclose a wide range of “non-conviction” information, including […]

Morden Review of G20 Highlights Need For Improved Civilian Oversight of Police

June 29, 2012

Media contact: Penelope Chester (416) 363-0321 ex. 225 | (647) 822-8764 | The Canadian Civil Liberties Association welcomes the latest G20 review, requested by the Toronto Police Services board and carried out by the Honourable John Morden. This report has some troubling findings, namely that the mandated consultation process between the Toronto Police Service and […]

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Report into RCMP G20 Complaint Bolsters CCLA Concerns, Highlights Need for Answers from Toronto, Ontario Police

May 14, 2012

May 14, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Penelope Chester 647.822.8764 media@ccla.org 
www.ccla.org CCLA: Report into RCMP G20 Complaint Bolsters CCLA Concerns, Highlights Need for Answers from Toronto, Ontario Police TORONTO, May 14, 2012 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association welcomes the long-awaited report into RCMP conduct during the 2010 G8 and G20 summits. This […]

Press Release: 12 Core Legal Principles for the U.S-Canada Security Perimeter

December 5, 2011

CCLA, ACLU, PI (UK) Release “Core Legal Principles” For The U.S.- Canada Security Perimeter Endorsed in Canada by Gar Pardy and the Rideau Institute TORONTO, December 5, 2011 – In advance of the formal announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama of the Beyond the Border Action Plan for the North […]

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Ministry’s Review Bolsters CCLA’s Call For Regulation of LRAD

November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Penelope Chester 416.363.0321 ext. 225 647.822.8764 media@ccla.org www.ccla.org Ministry’s Review Bolsters CCLA’s Call For Regulation of LRAD TORONTO, November 29, 2011 – Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) has released the report of its review into police use of Long-Range Acoustical Devices (LRAD). These […]

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Press Release: CCLA To Intervene In Occupy Toronto Hearing

November 18, 2011

TORONTO, November 18, 2011 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has been granted leave to intervene in the Application brought by a group of individuals associated with Occupy Toronto. The Application was brought after the City of Toronto served Notices under the Trespass to Property Act on the group occupying St. James Park. Justice […]

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CCLA Concerned About Threats To Occupy Movements

November 11, 2011

TORONTO, November 11, 2011 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is concerned about various actions being contemplated and taken across the country in relation to the Occupy protests taking place in many Canadian cities. Freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association are core democratic rights that are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights […]

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CCLA Urges OPP to Stop Mass DNA Testing

May 25, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Penelope Chester (416) 363-0321 ex. 225 pchester@ccla.org www.ccla.org CCLA Urges O.P.P. to Stop Mass DNA Testing Toronto, ON – May 25, 2011 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling upon the Ontario Provincial Police to immediately stop the practice of requesting “voluntary” DNA samples from members of the public as […]

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CCLA Concerned About Use Of Sound Cannons Prior To Their Review By Ontario Gov

February 6, 2011

February 6, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Penelope Chester (416) 363-0321 ex. 225 media@ccla.org www.ccla.org CCLA Concerned About Use Of Sound Cannons Prior To Their Review By Ontario Gov. Toronto (February 6 2011) – Ontario’s Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) has released the Terms of Reference for its review of Long-Range […]