Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program firstname.lastname@example.org Refusing to burn a confidential source is a hallmark of journalistic integrity. But does Canadian law protect journalism confidentiality? That’s what we went to the Supreme Court of Canada to argue today. CCLA is before the Supreme Court of Canada today intervening in […]
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program email@example.com Doctors in Ontario will not be required to personally perform abortions, medical assistance in dying, or other healthcare services if the denial is based on the doctors’ religious beliefs – but they must provide an effective referral. This decision by the Ontario Court […]
UPDATED May 15, 2019 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled in favour of vulnerable patients and their access to healthcare. CCLA was an intervener in the appeal, arguing for the Charter rights of patients – and welcomes this decision. January 31, 2018 Today, an important decision for a patient’s right to equal access to […]
Know Your Rights
Welcome to the Remote Rights Project web resources. The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust has been educating young people in Canada about their rights and freedoms in classrooms for more than 20 years, and we’re thrilled that with grant support from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Initiatives Project, we are able to provide […]
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Whether at major events, in the media, or through public advocacy campaigns, we engage with citizens to support democratic action and dialogue.
Through our foundation, the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust, we bring important issues into Canadian classrooms and communities.
As a watchdog for civil liberties, we use our network to monitor and report on current issues—both locally and at the international level.
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Since the 1960s we’ve defended civil liberties through high-impact legal action and intervention, including at the Supreme Court of Canada.
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