The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, which challenged Alberta’s private sector privacy legislation on the basis that it interfered with a union’s expressive activities on a picket line. The Court has held that Alberta’s Personal Information Protection [...]
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 [...]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has written to Stephen Harper, John Baird and Bal Gosal applauding their public statements supporting human rights in Russia in light of new homophobic legislation passed there recently. One law appears to ban the public expression of support for LGBTQ equality, same-sex marriage, or fundamental rights for LGBTQ people. CCLA [...]
On June 13, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments in the case of Bernard v. Attorney General of Canada et al. Ms. Bernard is a federal government employee who will argue that her personal contact information should not be released to the union to which she is compelled to pay dues as [...]
CCLA has written to Montreal Councillor Alex Norris who planned to introduce a motion to repeal Montreal’s controversial bylaw: P-6. The bylaw requires individuals to provide prior notice to police of their meeting places and demonstration itineraries regardless of the size of the planned protest and without making any exceptions for spontaneous assemblies. The bylaw [...]