Canada recently announced that it would engage in negotiations regarding “expanded information exchange” with the United States to increase tax compliance. The United States is pursuing these agreements with multiple countries to facilitate the foreign information collection that will be mandated by the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
International information-sharing can result in [...]
CCLA made written submissions to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration concerning Bill C-43. The bill would, in CCLA’s view, violate fundamental principles of justice and the constitutionally protected rights and freedoms of citizens and non-citizens alike. Thus, for example, the bill would facilitate the removal of people from Canada with no appeal and [...]
On Friday, October 19th, 2012, nearly 100 attendees gathered at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for a one day symposium entitled “The Social Cost of National Security: Assessing the Impact of Global Counter-Terror Initiatives on Canadian Society”. The conference was a partnership between the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Arab Institute [...]
The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Mr. Ben Emmerson Q.C., was brought to Toronto by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on Friday October 19th, 2012, where he gave the keynote address and attended CCLA’s conference on the ‘social costs’ of national security.
The Special Rapporteur also [...]
Canada and the U.S. have released the long-awaited privacy principles that will govern information sharing between the two countries, pursuant to the Canada-U.S. Security Perimeter agreement.
Entitled the “Statement of Privacy Principles by the United States and Canada” (“Canada-U.S. Statement”), the principles do incorporate some but not all of the safeguards CCLA has raised. We are [...]