CCLA Calls for Press Access to Omar Khadr

We understand that for two years, members of the press have been denied requests to interview Omar Khadr, by Correctional Service Canada.  At the same time, many statements about Mr. Khadr have been made by government officials to the media.  The Toronto Star, CBC, and White Pine pictures have filed an action for judicial review [...]

CCLA Reacts to SCC Ruling in Harkat

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, [...]

CCLA Seriously Concerned About Allegations of CSEC authorized NSA Spying During G20

Last night, CBC reported that the most recent revelations from Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden allege that  Canada allowed the US National Security Agency  (NSA) to conduct ‘spying activities’ on Canadian soil during the 2010 G20 meetings.  These allegations are seriously concerning to the CCLA.   If the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) authorized the [...]

CCLA Respectfully Marks the Passing of Nelson Mandela

CCLA respectfully marks the passing of Nelson Mandela, a man who spent his life dedicated to equality, to justice, to human rights, freedom and true democracy.   Nelson Mandela was an honorary citizen of Canada, and was –and no doubt will be for generations to come — an inspiration to all throughout the world who [...]

CCLA Elated Two Canadians Held in Egypt are Released

CCLA has just heard this morning that two Canadians detained without charge in Egypt since mid-August have been released, and are awaiting their return to Canada.

Dr. Tarek Loubani and filmmaker John Greyson have been held in an Egyptian prison since they were arrested while assisting wounded demonstrators in mid-August, on a short-stop over in Cairo [...]