Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

“Solitary confinement deprives the prisoner of vital human contact. This practice has devastating effects on the prisoner’s mental and physical wellbeing, and constitutes the harshest form of punishment that may be administered in Canadian penitentiaries. As such, the ready, routine and prolonged use of solitary confinement in Canadian penitentiaries is unjustified, unethical, […]

CCLA concerned about DNA testing of Migrant Workers

According to recent reports, a large number of migrant workers were approached by police and asked to provide DNA samples as part of an investigation into a sexual assault.  Although police reportedly had a description of the suspect, the group of individuals asked to give a DNA sample was diverse, ranging in age “from 21 […]

Petition Against Announced Cuts to Social Security in Quebec

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 […]

First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Human Rights Complaint can Proceed, Federal Court of Appeal Decides

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 […]

Press Release: Canadian government faces allegations of discrimination towards First Nations children at Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

February 22, 2013

IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FACES ALLEGATIONS OF DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS FIRST NATIONS CHILDREN AT CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL

On February 25, 2013, the Government of Canada will appear before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to face 14 weeks of hearings to determine if its flawed and inequitable First Nations child and family services program is […]