“In a free and democratic society, police officers may interfere with the exercise of individual freedoms only to the extent provided for by law” – Supreme Court of Canada. A big win for civil liberties in a Supreme Court of Canada case of last week: thanks to Sylvie Rodriguez and her legal team at […]
“The system is made up of more than just a political branch. The whole point of having a judiciary is to hold [the premier] in check in the event that he does something that is tyrannical or oppressive.” – Michael Bryant, CCLA Executive Director & General Counsel. Judicial independence must be preserved in Ontario. Our […]
We believe each person’s circumstances, such as mental and physical disability, poverty, or homelessness, should be taken into consideration when a court makes a decision to convict someone of bail offences. We have been granted leave to intervene in the R. v Zora case, as it has the potential to impact the civil liberties of […]
Know Your Rights
Welcome to the Remote Rights Project web resources. The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust has been educating young people in Canada about their rights and freedoms in classrooms for more than 20 years, and we’re thrilled that with grant support from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) Community Initiatives Project, we are able to provide […]
What We Do
Whether at major events, in the media, or through public advocacy campaigns, we engage with citizens to support democratic action and dialogue.
Through our foundation, the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust, we bring important issues into Canadian classrooms and communities.
As a watchdog for civil liberties, we use our network to monitor and report on current issues—both locally and at the international level.
We partner with law firms and the academic community to enable and inform our advocacy work through essential research.
Since the 1960s we’ve defended civil liberties through high-impact legal action and intervention, including at the Supreme Court of Canada.
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