The Anti-Terror Legislation is Unnecessary and Could Undermine Security

This morning the Commissioner of the RCMP, Bob Paulson, appeared before the House of Commons Committee on Public Safety and National Security to talk about the ongoing investigation into the actions of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in Ottawa on October 22, 2014.  He also showed the Committee part of a video that Zehaf-Bibeau made just prior to […]

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Sukanya Pillay, our Executive Director and General Counsel, about Bill C-51 in The Huffington Post. Visit their site, or read it here:

 

There is no question the government must keep Canada safe from terrorist activities and threats, but Bill C-51 is not the answer.

Bill C-51 is wide-sweeping in powers and gift-wrapped in rhetoric. But contrary to […]

CCLA calls for recognition of Deepan Budlakoti's citizenship

CCLA has again written to the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, requesting that he recognize the citizenship of Deepan Budlakoti.  Read our letter here.

Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada on October 17, 1989.  In 2010 his citizenship was revoked, leaving him stateless and without health care.  At the time of his birth, […]

Release: Rights groups welcome statement from eminent Canadians calling for review and oversight of national security activities

RELEASE: Rights groups welcome statement from eminent Canadians calling for review and oversight of national security activitiesFebruary 19, 2015 – 

For immediate release

Today, a group of 22 eminent Canadians, comprised of former Prime Ministers, Ministers of Justice, Ministers of Public Safety, Solicitors General, Supreme Court of Canada Justices, and members of national security, law enforcement and […]

CCLA Intervenes in Case Concerning Freedom of Expression in the Courts

In January 2015 CCLA intervened in an important professional discipline case before Ontario’s Divisional Court.  The case, Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, concerns the question of when a lawyer can be subject to professional discipline for statements made in court during highly contested litigation.  Joseph Groia, the lawyer at the centre of the […]