The tragic events of last week have led to discussions about new powers for police and intelligence agencies. CCLA is troubled by this narrative and has written to Members of Parliament urging them to consider what is at stake as new laws and policies are considered in the weeks and months that follow. Read our [...]
Today the CCLA intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in Carter v. Attorney General of Canada, a case that challenges the Criminal Code’s current prohibition on assisted suicide. This is the second time that the highest court will consider the issue. In 1993, the Supreme Court in Rodriguez held that the absolute ban on [...]
The CCLA appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as an intervener in the case of Mouvement laïque québécois, et al. v. City of Saguenay, et al. The appeal heard by the Court on October 14, 2014, centres on whether the recital of a prayer at the beginning of public city council meetings violates provisions [...]
CCLA has an immediate need for committed volunteers, and in particular law students, to develop an accessible resource collection on a variety of civil liberties topics. To learn more about the project and how to apply, click here.
Join the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project in Ottawa for a discussion of pre-trial imprisonment in Canada. Due to a serious crisis with our bail and criminal justice system, Canada is imprisoning an increasing number of people who are simply waiting for their day in court. Pre-trial detention rates [...]