Koskie Minsky LLP has commenced a class action against the Government of Ontario for unlawfully retaining DNA test results of innocent citizens.
The claim alleges that the Government of Ontario operated and managed the Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences which analyzes hundreds of bodily samples a year, extracting DNA, and creating DNA Profiles of suspects which are compared to DNA Profiles obtained from criminal investigations. The results of the comparative analysis are reported to law enforcement agencies for use in the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. The claim alleges that the Government of Ontario retained DNA Profiles of suspects who were found innocent, in violation of the Charter, Criminal Code as well as Canadian privacy law.
The claim is brought on behalf of all persons all persons who voluntarily provided a bodily substance sample which was subject to forensic DNA analysis by the Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences and for whom the forensic analysis created results which established that the voluntarily given sample did not match any bodily substances within the meaning of s. 487.05(1)(b) of the Criminal Code for the time period of June 30, 2000 to present.
If you believe you may be a class member, please contact us at 1-866-777-6335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org