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CCLA Calls on Police to Prohibit Unwarranted Stops and Questioning

April 10, 2012

At Thursday’s meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board, CCLA’s Equality Program Director Noa Mendelsohn Aviv addressed the Board over the  documented practice of racial profiling by the police.  CCLA’s submissions expressed concern not just with “carding” – the recording of names and identities of black male youth – but also with unwarranted stops by […]

CCLA Supports Toronto Police Chief Recommendations For Issuing Receipts, With Some Concerns And Additional Recommendations

November 14, 2012

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association will be addressing the Toronto Police Services Board today, with respect to Chief Blair’s report entitled “Issuing Receipts to Persons who are Stopped by the Police.”  The report comes out of a response to the Toronto Star series on racial profiling and carding, and is an attempt to address these issues. […]

CCLA calls on Toronto Police Services Board to Prohibit the Practice of “Street Checks”

April 25, 2013

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has filed submissions with the Toronto Police Services Board to address racial profiling, and has set out the Association’s position on “street checks.” In its submissions, CCLA states that police stops, demands and recording of a person’s identity without an investigative or legitimate policing purpose (“community engagement” does not qualify […]

CCLA Calls on Police Services Board to Stop Racial Profiling and Carding

December 13, 2013

On November 18th, 2013, CCLA participated in a special community meeting held by the Toronto Police Services Board on racial profiling and carding.  The Board heard from 23 deputations on the Toronto Police Service’s PACER report, and on the response to it by Board Chair Dr. Mukherjee. CCLA’s submissions called for an end to the […]

Toronto Police Services Board Re-instates 2014 Carding Policy

June 22, 2015

CCLA notes the Toronto Police Services Board’s (the Board) unanimous decision of June 18 to re-adopt a progressive policy, approved in 2014 but never implemented by Toronto Police. This policy restricts carding and racial profiling — at least to some extent – and establishes some important accountability measures. The Board’s decision is a positive step forward, though one that must be followed […]

A Recent History of Racial Profiling and Policing

May 18, 2015

Check out this short summary to better understand the issue of racial profiling in Canada and its recent history. Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, […]

Thinking About Racial Profiling and Carding in Canada

May 17, 2015

Want to learn about racial profiling and carding, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a short introduction to get you started. Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions […]

In the News: Police Carding and Racial Profiling

May 13, 2015

Want to learn about police carding and racial profiling but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent  publications and news articles to get you started. Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the […]

An Interview with Professor Margaret Beare

May 19, 2015

Professor Margaret Beare teaches both within York University’s Department of Sociology and at Osgoode Hall Law School. She previously served eleven years with the Department of the Solicitor General Canada and two as Director of Police Policy and Research. She has been involved in research related to policing for over 20 years and has published numerous […]

CCLA Urges Toronto Police Services Board to Reject New “Community Engagement” Policy

April 7, 2015

CCLA was once again before the Toronto Police Services Board presenting oral and written submissions in connection with a proposed procedure and amended policy on carding and racial profiling. According to CCLA and many others who spoke out, the new draft procedure and amended Board policy would unjustifiably expand the power of police to stop […]