CCLA Concerned about Quebec Protests and Reports of Shutting Down and Use of Force by Police

The CCLA is concerned about reports this past week that Quebec police have allegedly shut down protests in Montreal and Quebec City, and on occasion reportedly used force. The right to protest is constitutionally protected in Canada. Legitimate dissent, expression and protest are the hallmarks of a democratic society; police have a duty not only […]

Right to Protest Under Fire in Ukraine

Earlier this year, CCLA, in conjunction with partners from nine other countries around the globe, released a report on threats to the right to protest around the world.  The report, Take Back the Streets, documented case studies from ten countries that demonstrate the constraints being placed on the right to peacefully protest.  Unfortunately, the patterns […]

CCLA partners with #G20Romp on post-show panel discussions!

Watch the above video to hear from CCLA’s Director of Public Safety Abby Deshman on G20 Toronto, policing at protests and You Should Have Stayed Home.

CCLA is partnering with Praxis Theatre throughout their National Tour of You Should Have Stayed Home, a performance piece about the largest peacetime mass arrest in Canadian history. Written by Tommy Taylor, the play […]

CCLA joins civil society across globe to release report, “Take back the streets”: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world

CCLA has joined with nine other domestic civil liberties and human rights organizations from around the world to release a report, “Take back the streets”: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world.  Download the report here.

In June 2010, hundreds of thousands of Canadians took to the streets of Toronto to peacefully protest the G20 […]

CCLA Extremely Concerned About Canadians Arrested in Egypt

Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson are being detained in Egypt. (Photo originally published by The Globe and Mail.)

CCLA is very concerned about reports that Canadians Tarek Loubani and John Greyson were arrested in Cairo last Friday, August 16th, 2013, and reportedly are being detained in an Egyptian prison. CCLA was contacted on Saturday, August, […]