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 Creates Guide to LGBTQ Rights in Schools

 

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Education Trust have created a guide to LGBTQ rights in schools. This resource will help students, allies, and teachers better understand students’ rights, and how to take positive action toward making schools a safer place for all.

Studies have shown that LGBTQ students feel safer and more accepted when they know [...]

Federal Court Decides: Cuts to Refugee Healthcare are Shocking, Unconscionable, Unconstitutional

CCLA welcomes the decision of the Federal Court, reinstating healthcare that had been provided for more than 50 years to refugee claimants and others seeking Canada’s protection. 2012 cuts to this coverage, according to today’s ruling, had the effect of denying these individuals funding for life-saving medications such as insulin and cardiac drugs, for basic [...]

Ontario court upholds human rights decision on freedom of expression and union speech

On May 28, 2014, Ontario’s Divisional Court released its decision in Taylor-Baptiste v. OPSEU, confirming the right of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to consider Charter values, including freedom of expression, when assessing whether there has been discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The CCLA had intervened in the case to promote a robust [...]

CCLA Marks 100 Years Since the Komogata Maru: The Legacy of Canadian Immigration Policy

The past has much to teach us if we choose to learn. Specifically, history shows us the dangers of vilifying and/or discriminating against migrants. The story of the Komagata Maru is one such story.

One hundred years ago today the ship Komagata Maru arrived in Canada carrying immigrants ready to start a new life in this [...]