The Supreme Court has released its decision in Penner v. NRPSB, a case that examined whether a finding by the police complaints system can effectively terminate an ongoing or subsequent civil action. The Supreme Court affirmed that, due significant differences between the two legal procedures, it would be a “serious affront to basic principles of [...]
The CCLA is deeply concerned about the Montreal police force’s use of a controversial municipal bylaw to cut off social protests before they begin, detain individuals en masse, and issue costly tickets to individuals seeking to exercise their constitutionally protected rights.
In May of 2012 Montreal’s City Council adopted amendments to a bylaw that made it [...]
Can’t make it to our “Refugee Rights are Human Rights” event as part of celebrations for Refugee Rights Day in Canada? We’ll be live blogging the event today – check it out below!
The CCLA is used to doing work on equality and freedom issues across Canada, but the organization is also one of several on the international scene that engages in advocacy and education work on these issues. CCLA is part of a group of like-minded organizations that has submitted a brief to the United States Supreme [...]
The CCLA is extremely pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision in R. v. Telus, which upholds strong privacy protections for the millions of Canadians who communicate via text message. The Criminal Code contains comprehensive provisions on intercepting private communication, giving individuals heightened privacy protection when police apply for a wiretap authorization. The Canadian Civil Liberties [...]