CCLA, in partnership with PEN Canada, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has launched Censorship Tracker, an online crowd-sourced mapping tool to monitor threats to freedom of expression in Canada. The map will allow Canadians to track instances of censorship across Canada, and see how censorship changes over [...]
Canada’s Senate is about to take a decision on whether to extend important human rights protections to trans individuals in Canada. Bill C-279 seeks to recognize the right of trans people to be free from discrimination and to be protected from hate crimes.
CCLA has made submissions to the House of Commons and the Senate, asking [...]
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 [...]