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Taking the fight for inclusive sex-education in Ontario to the steps of Queen’s Park

August 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, thousands of Ontario teachers and activists gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to protest the government’s repeal of the 2015 sex-education curriculum. The message was clear: The 2015 curriculum protects students, informs them of their rights, and, for the first time, recognizes the existence of same-sex relationships and families.

A quick win for privacy rights: CCLA vs. Cadillac Fairview

August 7, 2018

A multinational conglomerate waved the white flag, thanks to our collective efforts to stop the secret usage of facial recognition software in a shopping mall for purely commercial purposes, to capture customers’ ages and genders — without their knowledge or consent. CCLA’s expertise, leveraged by the media, forced Cadillac Fairview to drop its use of this invasive software in its shopping malls.

Update – Changes to Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum: CCLA taking it to the next level

August 3, 2018

CCLA believes that the 2015 Ontario Sex Education curriculum should NOT be replaced with the 1998 curriculum, as announced in the Ontario Throne Speech on July 12, 2018 (read the transcript here).  We have written a letter (reproduced below) to Ontario’s Minister of Education Lisa Thompson, in order to pose questions about the government’s decision […]

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Cell phones and Canadian Courts: Some Recent Cases

April 11, 2018

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section of […]

The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act- An Overview

April 11, 2018

The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNDA), or Bill S-201, passed into law on May 4th 2017. The bill, along with amendments in the Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act, prohibits companies and employers from requiring genetic testing or the results of genetic tests.

Lessons to learn from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica Scandal

March 21, 2018

There is a lot of outrage, blame, and more than a few “I told you so’s” circulating this week about Facebook. News that Cambridge Analytica acquired and used data on 50 million Facebook users to deliberately manipulate millions more has people angry and afraid. What happened? A researcher, Aleksandr Kogan, paid some users a small […]

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