On June 5, 2014 CCLA appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights as part of its consideration on Bill C-13, the government’s so-called cyberbullying legislation. Other than creating a new offence to deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, the Bill has very little to do with cyberbullying. [...]
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 is very concerned about reports coming out of the province of Quebec that individuals, particularly students, are facing barriers in registering to vote in the upcoming provincial election. Media reports suggest that people who are eligible to vote have been turned away when registering on the basis that they could not establish their domicile [...]
CCLA has been granted leave to intervene in Loyola High School, et al. v. Attorney General of Quebec. This case, scheduled to be heard by the Court on March 24, 2014, is the second time that the Court will consider an issue related to the province of Quebec’s Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) curriculum which [...]
CCLA is seriously concerned about the detention of Mohamed Fahmy in Egypt. Mr. Fahmy is a Canadian citizen and a journalist.
We commend the Canadian government for providing consular assistance, and for highlighting the rights to freedom of expression and the need to protect journalists. Both Canada and Egypt are state parties to the International Covenant on [...]