A heartbreaking photograph of the small body of three-year-old Alan Kurdi has focused the world’s attention on the plight of refugees fleeing war-torn nations. The child’s relatives, who live in Canada and whose application to bring other family members here had been rejected, expressed their grief and called on all nations to do more. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while […]
In Canada, racial profiling 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, it also undermines trust between communities and police. And such trust is vital if effective …
Key sections of Bill C-51 violate Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms TORONTO (July 21, 2015) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) are initiating a Charter challenge today against key sections of Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. The legislation presents disturbing implications for free speech, privacy, […]
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