By Cara Zwibel on May 21, 2014
Click here to read the Toronto Star‘s front page coverage of CCLA’s challenge.
CCLA is bringing an Application in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice to challenge parts of Canada’s federal private-sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This is the law that regulates how personal information is collected, used and disclosed [...]
By Peter Goffin on May 20, 2014
When: Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. 7:30 p.m., Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, 14 Elm Street, Toronto, ON
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is delighted to invite you to The Shoe Project’s performance, ”Standing Room Only III: An Evening of Shoe Stories From Around the Globe.”
The Shoe Project is an exciting, ongoing writing workshop for women [...]
By Abby Deshman on May 17, 2014
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report, False promises, hidden costs: the case for reframing employment and volunteer police record check practices in Canada, questioning the value of widespread police record checks and shining a light on the damaging individual and societal consequences of current practices.
Download CCLA’s press release.
Visit the report website [...]
By Abby Deshman on May 15, 2014
On Friday May 9th the Canadian Civil Liberties Association wrote to the principal at Northern Secondary School, objecting to a proposed policy that would make all students submit to a Breathalyzer test in order to enter prom. While school authorities do have an obligation to provide a safe and secure learning environment, they also have [...]
By Sukanya Pillay on May 14, 2014
The CCLA has reviewed the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, released today in Minister of Citizenship and Immigration et al v Harkat, (“Harkat”).
CCLA had intervened in this important decision considering the constitutionality of the current Security Certificate regime. CCLA focused its arguments on the communications structures permitted — or more to the point, [...]
By Cara Zwibel on May 14, 2014
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in John Doe v. Ontario (Minister of Finance), a case that interpreted an exception to Ontario’s provincial access to information regime for “advice or recommendations” of a public servant. The case arose when John Doe, an anonymous requester, asked for information about amendments to Ontario’s Corporate [...]
By Noa Mendelsohn Aviv on May 9, 2014
CCLA expressed its support for a women’s right to choose, at an event that took place on May 8th in Charlottetown entitled “A Rally For Our Right to Accessible Abortion.” CCLA’s statement of support was read out at the rally. It expressed the organization’s view that women have the right to choose what happens to [...]
By Noa Mendelsohn Aviv on May 1, 2014
The British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) ruled that s. 117 – the “human smuggling” provision of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act – was constitutional, in contrast to an earlier court’s finding in this case. The lower court in R v Appulonappa had found that the provision was overbroad and unconstitutional, as it could [...]
By Peter Goffin on May 1, 2014
Welcome to CCLA’s May E-bulletin.
In this issue, you can read about CCLA’s active advocacy to uphold the democratic process in light of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, which we argue will constrain the ability of individuals to vote by imposing requirements relating to vouching and proof of address. We also inform you about a successful [...]
By Cara Zwibel on April 15, 2014
CCLA recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to convey our serious concerns about Bill C-23: Fair Elections Act. The Bill proposes to make a number of changes to the Canada Elections Act which will make it harder for some people to exercise their constitutionally-protected right to vote. [...]