Canadian Civil Liberties Association

Type: Organization
Name: Canadian Civil Liberties Association
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

P.E.I. rate of jailing before trial Canada's lowest

CBC  –A civil rights group calling for changes to how Canadian courts handle bail hearings says answers may be found on Prince Edward Island.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association released a study last week that shows more than half the inmates in provincial ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - 19 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

New report shows shocking failures in justice system

@*@ SingleNew prisoner holding cells are shown during a media tour of the The Toronto South Detention Centre in Toronto last October. The facility is slated to open this fall.Photo Credit: Canadian Press / Nathan Denette By Terry Haig | english@rcine ... [Published Radio Canada International - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Canada’s broken bail system penalizes the most vulnerable: Editorial

Common sense would suggest that we operate prisons to house the guilty. An eye-opening new report from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association , however, shows a very different situation: on a typical day, more than half (54.5 per cent, to be precise) ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Davis LLP Contributes to CCLA Paper on Canada's Bail System and Pre-trial Detention

, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) released the report Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention, which questions the extensive rise in pre-trial custody populations and identifies the extreme personal and financial ... [Published Davis & Company LLP - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians

CBC News Thursday 24th July, 2014A young suspect was told in bail court he could be thrown in jail for refusing to make his bed at home -- one example of how unnecessary bail conditions are helping to clog up the provincial jail system with legally innocent ... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 5 reports

Almost 70 per cent of Manitobans in custody not convicted: report

WINNIPEG – Manitoba has the highest number of people behind bars who haven’t been convicted of a crime, a new report from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the John Howard Society says.Innocent people across Canada are spending time in jail ... [Published Global News Canada - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 6 reports

Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent Canadians

A young suspect was told in bail court he could be thrown in jail for refusing to make his bed at home — one example of how unnecessary bail conditions are helping to clog up the provincial jail system with legally innocent people, the Canadian Civil ... [Published CBC - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Canada’s bail culture often unconstitutional, says Ottawa layer

Canada’s bail system is not only broken, it’s putting vulnerable people at risk and is sometimes “unconstitutional,” says an Ottawa defence lawyer.Reacting to a damning report released Wednesday by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association showing most ... [Published Metro Canada - Jul 23 2014]
Entities: Bail, Ottawa, Canada, Jail
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Bail system set up to punish innocent people with pretrial detention: report

, EDT.TORONTO - A new report says Canada's bail system is set up to punish innocent people because of an increasing use of pretrial detention.The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, an independent organization that promotes respect for human rights, ... [Published 1057 EZRrock - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

If You Don’t Know GOD, Don’t Make Stupid Remarks!

Got this message from a friend and thought I’d pass it on to all of you.A young Canadian paratrooper was taking some college courses between assignments. He had completed 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan. One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed ... [Published Amherst Times - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sharing police data should be fair, standardized, Kathleen Wynne says

Queen’s Park is studying ways to standardize the system for releasing information from police background checks to avoid people’s lives being destroyed by non-conviction records being shared.“I think it is very important that if background checks are ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 2 reports

Cause for hope in the war on invasive police record checks

For years the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has been gathering stories of the injustices caused by unnecessary and overly invasive police record checks, many of which were given voice in the pages of this newspaper this spring.Chris was let go ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 17 2014]

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"Really they should be paying more attention to it in determining whether or not an accused is kept in custody. I don't think it's necessarily just a court issue, an awful lot of it has to do with the police, and generally speaking police are doing a very good job."
"In other provinces that we observed, there were just no surety releases" says Abby Deshman...
"The public wants people that commit crimes to be punished and they don’t care whether they’re punished in advance of a determination of guilt" he said
"For one youth, the justice of the peace  said you have to follow the rules of the household. If you r mother tells you to make the bed and you do not make the bed, that is a crime and you will be brought back before this court."

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P.E.I. rate of jailing before trial Canada's lo... [Published Yahoo! Canada - 19 hours ago]
New report shows shocking failures in justice s... [Published Radio Canada International - Jul 28 2014]
Reliance on sureties boosting Ontario remand nu... [Published Law Times - Jul 28 2014]
Canada’s broken bail system penalizes the most ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 28 2014]
Davis LLP Contributes to CCLA Paper on Canada's... [Published Davis & Company LLP - Jul 26 2014]
Six things to know about the comprehensive repo... [Published National Post | News » Posted Toronto - Jul 25 2014]
Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent ... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 24 2014]
Almost 70 per cent of Manitobans in custody not... [Published Global News Canada - Jul 24 2014]
Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]
Provincial jails clogged with legally innocent ... [Published CBC - Jul 24 2014]
Why legally innocent Canadians are clogging up ... [Published CBC Hamilton - Jul 24 2014]
Why are so many unconvicted Canadians behind bars? [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 24 2014]
Canada’s bail system slammed as costly, unfair [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 23 2014]
If crime is down, why are jails crammed with le... [Published Global News Canada - Jul 23 2014]
Canadas jails filled with innocent victims of r... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 23 2014]
Canada's bail system is broken and costly: Report [Published Sun News - Jul 23 2014]
Almost 70 % of Manitobans in custody not yet co... [Published CBC - Jul 23 2014]
Canada’s bail culture often unconstitutional, s... [Published Metro Canada - Jul 23 2014]
Thousands of accused people being needlessly de... [Published Carillon - Jul 23 2014]
Almost 70 per cent of Manitobans in custody hav... [Published Brandon Sun - Jul 23 2014]
Bail system set up to punish innocent people wi... [Published 1057 EZRrock - Jul 23 2014]
Canada’s jails teeming with people awaiting bai... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 23 2014]
Police chiefs call for presumed innocence in ba... [Published Newsdurhamregion.com - Jul 22 2014]
Khadr access blocked, prompting media court cha... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 22 2014]
If You Don’t Know GOD, Don’t Make Stupid Remarks! [Published Amherst Times - Jul 21 2014]
Sharing police data should be fair, standardize... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 18 2014]
Police must allow hospitalized drunk drivers th... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 18 2014]
Police chiefs call for secrecy around records [Published Fort Frances Times - Jul 17 2014]
Police chiefs call for presumed innocence in ba... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 17 2014]
Cause for hope in the war on invasive police re... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 17 2014]
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A comprehensive report on how Toronto police should deal with people in crisis, carried out by former Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci, carries 84 in-depth recommendations. Police Chief Bill Blair ordered the report last August after the killing ...
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OTTAWA — The Harper government’s new cyberbullying legislation includes little-noticed provisions that would allow police to remotely gain entry to computers and track cellphone users’ movements, privacy experts warn. Bill C-13, being studied by the ...
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Re: ‘Not One Drop Of Poisoned Water,’ Ezra Levant, May 13. I have to admit that I was concerned about was fracking, since the possibility of polluting the ground water would have grave consequences. We have experience of surface petroleum contamination ...
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