BLAC has intervened in an appeal involving the Toronto Police Services Board. This case is critical because of its implications for transparency and fairness in hiring decisions.
A job applicant, who was trying to build a career in law enforcement, was denied a special constable position due to a failed background check. The details of that check remain hidden from the job applicant and are the focus of this legal challenge. This case directly impacts the nature of procedural fairness for all Canadians. It can set precedents for how law enforcement agencies handle background checks. Please see here for more details on the past decisions regarding this case.