Canadian Police Offering Too Much Information in Criminal Background Checks

Withdrawn charges, acquittals and complaints that never led to charges are keeping people from getting jobs, enrolling in school and going to the U.S. a local civil liberties group says


Too many Canadians are being denied jobs, places in school or entry into the United States because police services are disclosing information they shouldn't during criminal record checks, says a new report.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) released a report Monday which accuses police of disclosing "non-conviction" information including withdrawn charges, acquittals and complaints to police where charges were never laid.