‘Beyond McCarthyism’: Outrage follows Star probe of police record checks that reveal meritless allegations

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in News of Interest, Uncategorized | Posted on 28-05-2014

Hundreds of Ontarians lashed out Saturday against the routine disclosure of unproven allegations, mental health incidents and secret surveillance notes in police background checks.Those whose lives and careers have been ruined by having so-called non-conviction records handed to prospective employers were outraged, as well as lawyers who see such cases every day, and volunteer organizations that wrestle with the implications.Together, they formed a consensus that legislative reform is needed.

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