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!
CCLA’s voice was heard in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision released today in R v Marakah and R v Jones. Decisions about reasonable expectations of privacy should be made based on principle, not based on the way technologies work. The Court has sent a clear message, in both of these cases, that individuals do have privacy interests […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2017 TORONTO, Ont. – This week- on November 30th and December 1st – the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (“CCLA”) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western University, et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada. The case concerns a private evangelical Christian university which requires all […]
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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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