Last night, CBC reported that the most recent revelations from Glen Greenwald and Edward Snowden allege that Canada allowed the US National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct ‘spying activities’ on Canadian soil during the 2010 G20 meetings. These allegations are seriously concerning to the CCLA. If the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) authorized the [...]
WHERE: Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Rue Peel
WHEN: Monday, December 2nd, 2013, 5:30 PM
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association chapter at McGill Law is co-sponsoring a December 2nd round table discussion on the Charter of Quebec Values (also known as Bill 60). The event, organized by Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), will focus [...]
News broke this week that Quebec’s Parti Quebecois government has proposed a ban on religious symbols in all government buildings. This would include hospitals, schools, and publicly funded offices. As a highly-respected voice on rights and freedoms in Canada, CCLA shared its views on the issue with the national media.
Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its judgment in Ezokola v Canada, available here http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13184/index.do The decision is a victory for refugee protection and international criminal responsibility as well as for Canadian principles of asylum, criminal law, and fundamental justice.
CCLA applauds the decision for correctly recognizing, as CCLA argued in its intervention, that any decision [...]
CCLA has provided submissions to the Toronto Police Services Board, urging the Board to put a stop to the police practice of random “street checks” (also known as carding). In addition, CCLA objected to delays in the provision of data and reports on these topics to the Board, given that this information is needed for [...]