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 […]

An Interview with Ian D. Scott

May 19, 2015

Ian D. Scott is a lawyer working in the areas of criminal and administrative law. He has served as both a Crown prosecutor and defence counsel, and spent five years as Director of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit. This article is part of a series of interviews with advocates, legal thinkers, community organizers and academics on issues related to Canadian […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video: CCLA Director Abby Deshman Talks Police Accountability

May 19, 2015

  Watch CCLA Director of Public Safety Abby Deshman discuss police accountability in Canada.

Useful Links and Resources About Police Accountability

May 19, 2015

Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about police accountability, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org. Oversight Agencies You can find a listing of Canada’s Police Oversight Agencies here. Note that […]

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, […]

In the News: Police Accountability and Mental Health Issues

May 17, 2015

Want to learn about police use of force and mental health issues, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started. Police Encounters and Mental Health 5 key cases of police shooting deaths involving mentally ill individuals, August 27, 2014 CBC News. Report on Farshad Mohammadi’s […]

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 […]

Useful Resources to Learn About Police Use of Force

May 13, 2015

Want to learn about police use of force, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of useful links and resources to help 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 […]