CCLA Highlights Problems with Proposed 'Fair Elections Act'

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. [...]

CCLA welcomes Supreme Court decision on credit for pre-trial detention

The Supreme Court released its decision in R. v. Summers this morning, ruling that a broad range of circumstances may justify giving an individual enhanced credit for pre-trial detention at the time of sentencing.  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association intervened in the case, arguing that individuals must not face a harsher sentence simply because they [...]

Panel Discussion: Signalling the Future of Intelligence Regulation in Canada?

On Tuesday, April 8th, CCLA General Counsel and Executive Director Sukanya Pillay will participate in a panel discussion, co-sponsored by the Surveillance Studies Centre, School of Policy Studies, and the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.  

See the poster below for more details.



Supreme Court reaffirms robust habeas corpus review for Canadian detainees

On March 27, 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Mission Institution v. Khela, a case that examined the scope of court review on a habeas corpus application and the disclosure obligations correctional authorities owe when an individual is involuntarily transferred to a higher security correctional facility. Habeas corpus is a centuries-old [...]

Trouble registering to vote in Quebec? Let us know

CCLA is very concerned about reports coming out of the province of Quebec that individuals, particularly students, are facing barriers in registering to vote in the upcoming provincial election.  Media reports suggest that people who are eligible to vote have been turned away when registering on the basis that they could not establish their domicile [...]