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- Summer Series #1 – Petition – Minister Toews: Bring back Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay
- Summer Series #2 – Beyond Wrzesnewskyj v. Opitz
- Summer Series #3 – Omar Khadr and the extraordinary obstinacy of the Minister of Public Safety
- Summer Series #4 – The Olympics are in Full Swing and the Branding Police are Out…
- Summer Series #5 – Prisoners’ Justice Day
- Summer Series #6 – Another Attempt to Provide Oversight for the RCMP
- Summer Series #7 – Let’s Not Abandon the Idea of Multiculturalism
Within the pages of CCLA Newsnotes, the Association celebrates its achievements, stakes out its position on key issues, and announces its ambitions for the months ahead. CCLA members receive this newsletter in the mail, but past issues are available below:
- Winter 2011 (please email media[at]ccla.org to receive a copy)
- Winter 2010
- Spring 2010
- Spring 2009
- Winter 2008
- Spring 2008
|“Take Back the Streets”: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world. Download.|
|LGBTQ Rights in Schools: An Information Guide for Students, Allies and Teachers. Download.|
|Presumption of Guilt? The Disclosure of Non-Conviction Records in Police Background Checks. Download.
|G20 Toronto: Breach of the Peace Public Hearings. Download.|
|Know Your Rights When dealing with the police, it’s important to know what your rights are. CCLA has put together a manual to help you know what you must do, what you do not have to do, and what you may wish to do in situations involving the police. Download.|
|Act for Freedom We are pleased to present the Act for Freedom/Au nom de la liberté, a showcase of some of the issues that the Canadian Civil Liberties has been focusing on over the past years.
English translations of Khadr à la Cour Suprême: comment arriver au bon résultat a l’aide du’un raisonnement valable (page 20) and Khadr (page 24) can be read here: Khadr articles in English.
|Talking to Strangers: Making Distinctions
by Danielle McLaughlin Education Canada 46.4 (Fall 2006): 31. Download.
|Cultivating the Habits of Democracy: Asking the Hard Questions
by Danielle McLaughlin Education Canada 45.1 (Winter 2005): 33-35. Download.
|The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms: a primer on civil liberties and democracy
by A. Alan Borovoy Download.
|Les fondements de nos libertés fondamentales: l’abc des libertés civiles et de la démocratie
par A. Alan Borovoy Le téléchargé.
|The King of Denmark and the Naked Mole Rat: Teaching Critical Thinking for Social Justice
Presentation by Danielle McLaughlin Watch the full-length video of the conference.
|Section 1 of the Charter & the Oakes Test
by OJEN Download.
|The Charter Project The Charter Project is a public education and awareness campaign about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which has its 30th anniversary on April 17, 2012. Managed by University of Windsor Law student volunteers, Charter Project’s education tools include public service announcement style videos featuring Canadian celebrities, and substantive filmed interviews with legal pioneers, members of Canada’s judiciary and other prominent Canadians. The team prepared Charter-themed education workshops for high school students. They are among the interactive and educational Canadian Bar Association Law Day 2012 activities.|