Know your rights Canada | Police are not allowed to stop and ID you + The Canadian Charter of rights supersedes all other legislation including the Reopening Ontario Act | Messages of truth about Canadians rights from police that are standing Up for the people


This was tweeted by Toronto police. They are quoting a specific regulation made by the Ontario government:

What is Regulation 58/16?

Due to the disproportionate stops of Black, Racialized and Indigenous people in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario the provincial government created Regulation 58/16 – the “street check” regulation. This regulation prohibits the arbitrary collection of identifying information by police, referred to as carding. Arbitrary means based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any legally permissible reason.


2 Canadian Charter of right supersedes all other laws


About this entry