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CCLA Executive Director and General Counsel, Sukanya Pillay, appeared April 20, 2015 on CCLA’s behalf before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence. Her oral and written submissions address the recent amendments to Bill C-51 which, in the view of CCLA, do not cure the fundamental flaws with the Bill.

Read our written submission […]

Proposed Amendments to C-51 Insufficient

This past week, the Liberal Party released their proposed amendments to Bill-C51, the government’s new anti-terrorism legislation.   The CCLA is a non-partisan national non-profit organization which for fifty years has fought to protect civil liberties and fundamental human rights.  It is our view that the Opposition’s proposed amendments do not go far enough in curing […]

Release: Canadian human rights organizations call for Bill C-51 to be withdrawn

March 30, 2015 – Today, as the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security commences its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, seven of Canada’s leading human rights organizations reiterate their call for the Bill to be withdrawn.

Since the Committee began its hearings on March 9, 2015, it […]

CCLA's Submissions to the Committee Considering Bill C-51, Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015

Since the government tabled Bill C-51, CCLA has been speaking out about our concerns about the Bill.  CCLA has sent a written brief to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, summarizing some of our primary concerns about the Bill.  Read those submissions here.

We were also fortunate to have the opportunity to appear […]

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 […]