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 […]

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CCLA Opposed to “No Demonstration” Bail Conditions

November 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 – Toronto – Jaggi Singh will be in court this week to challenge a bail condition that prohibits him from organizing or participating in any form of public demonstration. The condition was imposed on Mr. Singh following his arrest on conspiracy charges relating to the June 2010 G20 Summit. The Canadian Civil […]

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CCLA Welcomes Announcement of Independent Review of Public Works Protection Act

September 23, 2010

CCLA Welcomes Announcement of Independent Review of Public Works Protection Act FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Penelope Chester (416) 363-0321 ex. 225 pchester@ccla.org www.ccla.org Toronto, ON – September 23, 2010 – The CCLA welcomes the Ontario Government’s announcement that it has launched a review of the Public Works Protection Act (PWPA). The CCLA is further pleased […]