OVERVIEW HELP FIGHT THE NEW LAW AGAINST RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! A new law in Quebec (formerly known as Bill 21) bans wearing religious symbols such as hijabs, turbans, kippas and crucifixes for many public service employees. Those affected include teachers, judges, police officers, certain lawyers as well as students, children and youth who aspire towards those […]
We’re happy to share some good news! Our small but mighty Canadian Civil Liberties Association received noteworthy recognition this week, being voted Canadian LawyerⓇ Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. Although our Executive Director was singled out, we all agree that this was one for the entire team. […]
UPDATE: Tuesday July 23, 2019 La version française suit. – For Immediate Release – CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL BILL 21 DECISION NCCM & CCLA file an application for leave to appeal Justice Yergeau’s decision (Montreal – June 23, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) […]
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 […]
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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.
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