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!
This month, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has a unique opportunity to create an exciting project, and we need your votes to do it! In communities across Canada, racial profiling, police accountability, privacy and surveillance, peaceful protest and dissent, freedom of religion and freedom from religion, mental health, and the right to clean water and […]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is among national and international human rights groups, led by the International Human Rights Program, saying treatment of children and persons with mental health conditions violates international obligations. Toronto, October 5, 2017 — A United Nations review of Canada’s human rights record should urge Canada to make concrete commitments to […]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is part of a broad-based coalition led by Across Boundaries calling for the implementation of the Andrew Loku Inquest recommendations. “The tragic shooting death of Andrew Loku should never have occurred. It took place within a police culture that raises troubling questions about policing, mental health, systemic racism and other […]
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C-59 is a new bill on national security in Canada. It was supposed to fix the problems caused by C-51 but instead it resolves some problems, ignores others, and creates entirely new ones. C-59 was supposed to fix the unconstitutional changes introduced in Bill C-51, the former government’s notorious anti-terrorism law (the Anti-terrorism Act, […]
Bill C-59 (An act respecting national security matters), proposes the most extensive changes to Canada’s national security laws in the last 30 years. It creates 3 new Acts: The National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act (NSIRA Act); The Intelligence Commissioner Act (IC Act); The Canadian Security Establishment Act (CSE Act) It also changes […]
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