CCLA is pleased that the Ontario government has introduced Bill 83, The Protection of Public Participation Act, as a means of helping individuals fight back against abusive lawsuits. The Bill, if passed, would amend the Courts of Justice Act and other legislation so that individuals served with a SLAPP suit (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) [...]
In 2012, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that since individuals crossing a picket line appeared in public, they had essentially waived their right to privacy. The case arose when casino workers went on strike and videotaped the picket line. This is a common union practice and is done for various reasons including discouraging people [...]
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Canadian Civil Liberties Association to Address Toronto Catholic District School Board on Proposed Motion to Ban Gay-Straight Alliances in Schools
MAY 23, 2013 – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will address the Toronto Catholic District School Board this evening expressing its concerns regarding a motion by Trustee Garry Tanuan proposing to ban [...]
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 [...]
The CCLA is deeply concerned about the Montreal police force’s use of a controversial municipal bylaw to cut off social protests before they begin, detain individuals en masse, and issue costly tickets to individuals seeking to exercise their constitutionally protected rights.
In May of 2012 Montreal’s City Council adopted amendments to a bylaw that made it [...]