CCLA’s National Security: Get it Right! Campaign

CCLA is committed to ensuring that national security is protected without going overboard, and without the highly problematic provisions introduced in previous laws (including the infamous C-51). Bill C-59, introduced in June of 2017, makes significant changes to many aspects of the Canadian national security landscape.  CCLA’s Bill C-59: Get it Right! Campaign page has a great deal of both in-depth and accessible information about national security and this proposed bill (check out CCLA’s 10 Things to Know about Bill C-59). Much more to come!

Latest News

G20 Civil Case against Toronto Police Board Begins Today

February 5, 2018

This week, trial begins in a long-awaited civil case against Toronto Polices Services for its use of mass searches during the G20 protests. The CCLA is intervening in the case, Luke Stewart v Toronto Police Services Board, to defend the right to protest free from unnecessary and unconstitutional police interference. Luke Stewart’s civil claim specifically […]

A Victory for the Rights of Vulnerable Patients

January 31, 2018

Today, an important decision for a patient’s right to equal access to health care was handed down by Ontario’s Divisional Court. The Court upheld the requirement that physicians who conscientiously object to a medical procedure – such as medical assistance in dying or reproductive health services – must refer patients to physicians willing to provide […]

Read CCLA’s submissions on Bill C-59

January 19, 2018

As a defender of fundamental human rights and civil liberties, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association presented oral and written submissions to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-59 to express our serious concerns about several aspects of the Bill. While Bill C-59 makes some notable improvements to the Canadian national security landscape, […]

Know Your Rights

What questions would you like answered for Privacy Day 2018?

Respond to CCLA’s 2018 Privacy Day Survey and tell us what privacy issues you think will matter most in 2018.

Privacy at the Border: Committee Report recommends Customs Act Update

December 22, 2017

Cell phones should not be considered a “good” at the border, and the Customs Act should be updated to reflect that fact, according to a recently released report from the federal Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. CCLA appeared before the Committee in their study Privacy of Canadians at Airports, Borders and […]

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS GUIDE TO PROTESTING

October 10, 2017

  If you’re planning any protesting, marching, or demonstrating, be safe, be careful, and know your rights.  Click here to download a 1-page PDF that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada.   Print it. Stick it in your pocket. Go and protest!   SUPPORT CCLA

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