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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 […]

An Interview with Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

May 19, 2015

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Adjunct Professor of African American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his PhD in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies from the University of Toronto. Dr. Owusu-Bempah’s research focuses primarily on the intersections of race, crime and criminal justice. He is currently completing a project that […]

An Interview with John Sewell

May 19, 2015

John Sewell is a Canadian political activist and writer. He served as Toronto’s mayor from 1978 to 1980 and frequently comments on municipal affairs.He is currently a member of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition (TPAC), an organization which has focused on issues such as strip searching, the independent review of complaints, racial profiling, video surveillance and police […]

Supreme Court of Canada rules on Khadr: Breach of Charter Rights exists, but Government must determine Remedy

February 2, 2010

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on the case of Omar Khadr last Friday in a decision that reinforces human rights but leaves it to the Government to determine the remedy for violation of those rights. In a unanimous decision, the Court held that Omar Khadr’s rights as a child, his rights to legal counsel, […]

e-Bulletin March 2013

February 28, 2013

February 28th, 2013 Dear CCLA supporters, We are pleased to report that the government has announced that it will not proceed with Bill C-30, the Lawful Access legislation, which aimed at granting police forces the power to access, track and monitor a host of online and wireless information without a warrant.  CCLA had been campaigning against that […]

e-Bulletin February 2013

January 26, 2013

2013 is well under way and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is busy planning its activities for the months to come.  We know that we will have to monitor the development of the security perimeter with United States with its increased information sharing protocols that could violate privacy rights. We know that privacy rights in […]

e-Bulletin October 2012

October 5, 2012

Dear CCLA supporter, I want to thank you for your support and invite you to join us for our Annual RightsWatch Conference in Montreal on October 12 and 13th on the theme “People, Power & Protest” , and on October 19th in Toronto for our Social Cost of National Security Conference. Both conferences reflect on […]

e-Bulletin September 2012

September 4, 2012

Dear CCLA supporters, As September returns, we look forward to the Fall. CCLA will continue its work in monitoring the state of civil liberties in Canada. Warranting particular attention this fall: in New Brunswick, we made submissions to the Richard inquiry on the use of criminal libel charges against a blogger. We know that criminal […]

e-Bulletin July 2010

July 23, 2010

Dear friends of CCLA, The G20 summit served as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties. With the largest mass arrest in Canadian history, it demands answers. Below, you will be able to read about our continuing efforts to obtain these answers. I would also like to use this opportunity to invite you to […]

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 […]