CCLA Needs Volunteer Researchers and Writers for TalkRights! Deadline August 5th

The CCLA is looking for law students and other volunteers to contribute writing and research to the TalkRights project. TalkRights is an innovative new initiative to create a web portal for civil liberties information targeting marginalized and underrepresented audiences. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for individuals with strong writing and research skills, and who [...]

CCLA Awaits Release of Police Encounters with People in Crisis Report

July 24, 2014 – The CCLA eagerly awaits the release of Justice Iacobucci’s report tomorrow, Police Encounters with People in Crisis. The CCLA made written submissions, found here, and Executive Director and General Counsel Sukanya Pillay, participated in a round-table discussion with stakeholders. The report is the culmination of the Independent Review looking in to [...]

Canadian Civil Liberties Association Releases Report,

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a report: Set Up to Fail: Bail and the Revolving Door of Pre-trial Detention, which questions the extensive rise in pre-trial custody populations and identifies the extreme personal and financial costs of current practices in Canadian bail courts.

Download the full report, Set Up to Fail: Bail and [...]

Advisory: Canadian Civil Liberties Association to Release New Report on Bail System, Pre-Trial Detention

 WHAT:

Please join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on July 23, 2014, for the  release of its new report on bail and pre-trial detention. The report, which is the  result of a year-long study of the operation of bail in five provinces and  territories, highlights Canada’s increasing reliance on pre-trial detention,  presents new data about the [...]

CCLA Receives Grant to Develop Online Civil Liberties Portal

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has received a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to develop an online civil liberties information portal. This portal will provide strategic, interactive online tools to empower vulnerable populations, enabling them to share and gain knowledge and experience; engage with civil liberties issues; and increase participation in policy-making and democracy. [...]