CCLA welcomes today’s decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada concerning assistance to refugees entering the country. The Court held that the term “human smuggling” does not, and should not, refer to a person who helps her child or spouse enter Canada, in their collective flight to safety. Nor does it refer to acts of […]
In Canada, racial profiling also exists and directly and negatively impacts the lives of individuals across the nation. Racial profiling not only unjustly violates the right to be equal before and under the law and other rights guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, racial profiling also undermines trust between communities and police. And such trust is vital …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CCLA CALLS ON FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES TO RECOGNIZE THEIR DUTY TO UPHOLD THE CHARTER AND PROMISE TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY IN LAW-MAKING Ottawa, ON – Last week, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) intervened in the Federal Court case of Schmidt v. Attorney General of Canada, arguing that (1) the government has a responsibility to […]
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The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET) is a non-profit research and educational organization created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
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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.
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