CCLA Intervenes in Constitutional Challenge to Criminalization of Panhandling in Ontario

In Rights by poladmin

TORONTO — Pro bono legal counsel representing the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will appear today before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to make arguments that the Safe Streets Act violates the rights and freedoms of people who are unhoused and living in poverty in Ontario. The CCLA will argue that sections of the Safe Streets Act that criminalize individuals for seeking donations from the public in certain public places restricts their freedom of expression and safety.
“The Safe Streets Act criminalizes and restricts the freedom of expression of unhoused and low-income people who seek donations

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