(Credit: HEBA ELKHOLY / THE CANADIAN PRESS) CCLA has long advocated for Mohamed Fahmy’s release from an Egyptian jail and return to Canada. In February 2015 and again this past week, we wrote to Prime Minister Harper, encouraging him to personally intervene to bring Mr. Fahmy home. Today, that message was amplified as we joined our voice to those of […]
The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), of which the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is a member, released a report that addresses tensions between freedom of religion and equality rights and proposes resolutions to those tensions in three areas: LGBT rights, reproductive rights, and religious appearance. The report draws on the expertise of INCLO’s members across five continents in …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CCLA CALLS ON FEDERAL ELECTION CANDIDATES TO RECOGNIZE THEIR DUTY TO UPHOLD THE CHARTER AND PROMISE TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY IN LAW-MAKING Ottawa, ON – Last week, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) intervened in the Federal Court case of Schmidt v. Attorney General of Canada, arguing that (1) the government has a responsibility to […]
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