This past Tuesday, October 25th, Canada appeared before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to report on our country’s recent track record regarding important issues such as reproductive rights, the gender wage gap, incarceration rates of women, and discrimination against vulnerable groups. However, one vital piece was missing from Canada’s report: […]
CCLA is seriously concerned by reports that, this year, five people have died in the custody of the Winnipeg Remand Centre. Any death in custody and detention demands an immediate and thorough investigation and explanation. Further, this highlights the need for effective oversight review and accountability mechanisms in our prison systems. In May, 26-year-old Errol Greene died […]
CCLA welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision today in the case of Jean-François Morasse c. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois that television comments made by Mr. Nadeau-Dubois during the height of the Quebec student protests in 2012 do not meet the strict test for contempt. Mr. Nadeau-Dubois’ television comments questioned the wisdom of a court decision enjoining student protests via a court […]
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