"Ontario will table legislation in the new year detailing what information police can disclose to employers, volunteer agencies and academic institutions about Ontarians who have not been convicted of a crime.
The province will table legislation in the new year detailing for the first time what information police can — and cannot — disclose to employers, volunteer agencies and academic institutions about Ontarians who have not been convicted of a crime, the Star has learned.
'There is a balance between safety and security of our communities and protection of personal information,' said Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services in response to questions from the Star Wednesday.
'We want to strike that balance.'
A lengthy Toronto Star investigation earlier this year detailed how the routine release of police-held information about innocent Ontarians has ended careers, undermined job prospects, forced students out of university and college programs and ended up in the country’s criminal records database which is accessed by U.S. border officials who have used it to restrict the travel of Canadians."