Despite unanimous Queen’s Park vote, police are still disclosing unproven allegations against innocent Ontarians

An unusual delay in proclaiming the Police Records Check Reform Act into law has continued to undermine careers, volunteer opportunities and travel for many Ontarians whose police records include unproven, misleading or false allegations.

A Toronto Star investigation revealed that tens of thousands of Canadians have records in police databases despite having never been convicted of a crime. A law to prevent police from disclosing non-conviction records passed the legislature in 2015, but is not yet in force.  (BRENT DAVIS / WATERLOO REGION RECORD)