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CCLA, criminal lawyers raise red flags as Toronto approves increased surveillance

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 9:29 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Michael Bryant knows there’s a lot of fear in Toronto right now.

“It feels more dangerous today, but the reality is that gun violence is not a prevalent risk for Canadians,” the executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) said.

Bryant and the CCLA have raised the alarm over the City of Toronto’s plan to increase surveillance and incorporate new audio technology, created by ShotSpotter, that is meant to detect gunfire through microphones placed on the city’s streets.

Michael Bryant, Canadian Civil Liberties AssociationAfter...