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Canadian Civil Liberties Association: Police Records

May 1, 2014

Overview

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a number of reports and resources on police record checks and the disclosure of non-conviction information. CCLA’s research has found that an increasing number of Canadian organizations – employers, volunteer managers, educational institutions, licensing bodies and governments – are incorporating police record checks into their hiring and management practices. Police forces across the country are running millions of record checks per year, and are disclosing information that goes far beyond convictions and formal findings of guilt. Indeed, a wide range of non-conviction information – including records of suicide attempts, complaints where charges were never laid, withdrawn charges and acquittals – is regularly disclosed on Canadian police record checks.

For more information click on the button below to visit CCLA’s website on police record checks and the disclosure of non-conviction information:

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