In the News, In the Know with CCLA & Friends

Welcome to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s new blog space. Tune in here to find commentary, discussion and opinion pieces from our Directors, volunteers, and friends on the topical issues of the week, and the longstanding rights debates that such issues frequently engage.

We look forward to offering a greater variety of voices on this site. If you want to be one of those voices, please submit your 500 word blog to media@ccla.org.


Supreme Court Finds a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Shared Computer

December 13, 2018

Teddy Weinstein, Articling Fellow

Another win for privacy rights in SCC ruling, R v Reeves.

 

New Act Protects Ontarians from Release of Unproven Allegations

December 13, 2018

Abby Deshman, Director of Criminal Justice Program

An historic piece of legislation passed in Ontario should call other provinces to similar action

 

Federal Government’s Election Reforms Fall Short

December 11, 2018

Rob De Luca, Director of Democracy and the Rule of Law Program

What could this mean for the 2019 federal election?

 

Police and Pot: Let Them Smoke, Vape, and – Yes – Eat Cake (or Brownies!) Too

December 7, 2018

Abby Deshman, Director of Criminal Justice Program

Cannabis workplace policies pulling a page out of the Reefer Madness handbook

 

 Auditor General to Toronto’s Smart Cities: Not So Fast

December 6, 2018

Brenda McPhail, Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project

It’s time to get smart when it comes to ‘smart city’ projects.

 

What the Vice Media Decision Might Mean for Press Freedom

December 3, 2018

Cara Zwibel, Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program

Returning to Friday’s SCC decision and what it all means for freedom of the press.

 

Vice Media Appeal Could Spell Bleak Friday for Press Freedom

November 27, 2018

Cara Zwibel, Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program

Press freedom is at stake when the Supreme Court renders their decision on Friday, November 30 on R. v. Vice Media Canada Inc.