CCLA is seriously concerned about the detention of Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt. Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and a journalist.
We commend the Canadian government for providing consular assistance, and for highlighting the rights to freedom of expression and the need to protect journalists. Both Canada and Egypt are state parties to the International Covenant on [...]
For the past 18 months the CCLA has been engaging with members of the Ontario Association for Chiefs of Police, working collaboratively towards changing policing guidelines that presumptively allow for the release of non-conviction records on police records checks. The release of non-conviction records has been a core issue for CCLA for many years – [...]
On February 4, 2014, the Canadian government introduced Bill C-23 in Parliament. The Bill, also known as the Fair Elections Act, would substantially amend the Canada Elections Act – the law that spells out in great detail how to exercise the right to vote, how elections are administered, how campaigns may fundraise and spend, and what constitutes an election [...]
CCLA recently intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in Mounted Police Association of Ontario et al. v. Attorney General of Canada, a case that revolves around the fundamental freedom of association protected by s. 2(d), and the limitations placed on the rights of members of the RCMP to organize and bargain collectively on behalf [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUKANYA PILLAY APPOINTED GENERAL COUNSEL AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION
Toronto, February 19, 2014 - Effective immediately, the Board of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is pleased to announce that Sukanya Pillay is the new General Counsel and Executive Director of the organization.
Sukanya brings to the position a tremendous skill [...]