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


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 [...]

The Ashley Smith Inquest Resumes

In October 2007, Ashley Smith died tragically at the age of 19 inside her prison cell after tying a ligature around her neck, while prison guards – instructed not to intervene before she stopped breathing – watched. A public inquest into her death began in January 2013. Inquests are always held when an inmate dies [...]

CCLA Joins Trans March at Toronto Pride 2013

On June 28th, 2013 CCLA joined over 1,000 trans people and allies at the Toronto Pride Trans March.  This was CCLA’s second year participating in the March, which has been held annually since 2009.  This year’s event was different, however, because it marked the first occasion in which the City of Toronto issued [...]

Saudi Arabia sentences women for helping Canadians Nathalie Morin and her children

CCLA has for years been calling for the right of Canadian Nathalie Morin and her Canadian children, to be able to freely travel from Saudi Arabia to Canada, in accordance with international legal standards that are binding upon both countries.  We have also called upon the Canadian and Saudi governments to urgently investigate allegations of [...]