Up to now, nearly 9000 people have signed a petition for the National Assembly of Quebec supporting the abandonment of announced cuts to social security for elderly people from 55 to 58 years and for the couples with a child of less than 5 years.
You can show your solidarity by supporting this petition which is [...]
This morning in Geneva, CCLA addressed State Delegations at a pre-session of the Universal Periodic Review (“UPR”), organized by the organization UPR-Info. CCLA’s intervention was to update States on our concerns about Canada’s ongoing human rights record, in anticipation of Canada’s Second Universal Periodic Review. Canada, like all member States of the United Nations, participates [...]
CCLA welcomes the decision released today by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Pham, affirming the central role that the principle of individualized sentencing should play: that the personal circumstances of an offender are relevant in determining their sentence. The central question on appeal was whether a judge should exercise his or her [...]
Ashley Smith died tragically at the age of 19 inside her cell at Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener in 2007 after tying a ligature around her neck while guards, instructed not to intervene before she stopped breathing, watched. Public inquests are held when an inmate dies in custody and serve to determine the [...]
CCLA welcomes the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (FNCS) v. Canada decision released today. The complaint by FNCS alleges that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations children on reserve by under-funding child welfare services provided to them. The federal government argued that [...]