CCLA calls for recognition of Deepan Budlakoti's citizenship

CCLA has again written to the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, requesting that he recognize the citizenship of Deepan Budlakoti.  Read our letter here.

Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada on October 17, 1989.  In 2010 his citizenship was revoked, leaving him stateless and without health care.  At the time of his birth, […]

Call to Action - Please help us take a stand for equal rights for trans people - Phone Senators on November 20

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 […]

CCLA Awaits Release of Police Encounters with People in Crisis Report

July 24, 2014 – The CCLA eagerly awaits the release of Justice Iacobucci’s report tomorrow, Police Encounters with People in Crisis. The CCLA made written submissions, found here, and Executive Director and General Counsel Sukanya Pillay, participated in a round-table discussion with stakeholders. The report is the culmination of the Independent Review looking in to […]

CCLA addresses the Toronto Police Services Board on carding and racial profiling

On April 8th, 2014, CCLA presented submissions to the Toronto Police Services Board on the issue of police carding and racial profiling. To its credit, the Board is working to develop its first-ever policy regarding “community contacts” – officers stopping and engaging members of the community in the course of day-to-day policing. Unless the police […]

CCLA McGill Law Chapter Presents Discussion on Charter of Quebec Values

WHERE: Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Rue Peel

WHEN: Monday, December 2nd, 2013, 5:30 PM

ADMISSION: Free

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 […]