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Osgoode Hall Ontario Court of Appeal

Court misses chance on sentence reduction remedy

January 12, 2017

When the Charter rights of an individual – who is guilty of a criminal offence – have been violated, does the court have authority to provide a remedy under s. 24(1) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which permits a reduced sentence, even when the Criminal Code provides for a mandatory minimum sentence?  This […]

Tackling the Government Green Paper on National Security: Part 4

December 6, 2016

This is our fourth in a series of responses to the federal government’s Green Paper on Canada’s current national security framework. The Green Paper favours  the current national security framework and defends the changes made by Bill C-51. In these brief posts, CCLA will provide context for the discussion and dig deeper into the key issues raised in […]


Upcoming Loku Inquest Must Examine Race and Mental Health, CCLA Tells Coroner

November 28, 2016

The inquest into the tragic shooting death of Andrew Loku by police will attempt to determine the circumstances of his death and seek to prevent future similar deaths. To do so, the inquest must consider the circumstances surrounding his death, including the fact that currently, racialized men with mental health issues are disproportionately shot by […]

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Video: Nothing to Hide? Let’s Talk Privacy!

October 8, 2015

Check out our new video on privacy — because we all wear pants.  

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