Fundamental Freedoms

Court Cases

Fighting Quebec’s Religious Symbol’s Ban – As it Unfolds

June 19, 2019

CCLA is currently challenging the discriminatory religious symbols ban, Bill 21 in Quebec alongside the National Council of Canadian Muslims. We will keep this page up to date with events in the fight to stop this unjust law as it unfolds. June 19 2019 – Our request for a suspension is scheduled for July 9 […]

CCLA and NCCM’s Application Regarding Quebec’s Religious Symbols Ban

June 17, 2019

Bill 21, An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State, passed in the Quebec National Assembly this past weekend. Bill 21, of course, is the law that will ban Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and others who wear symbols of their faith from pursuing careers in numerous public sector jobs. CCLA and NCCM argue that Bill 21 […]

Solitary Confinement: the case goes on

June 18, 2019

Canada’s solitary confinement regime is due to end on Monday but the government has sought yet another extension. Courts have ruled the current practice unconstitutional, and the government did not appeal aspects of those decisions. CCLA has responded, objecting to the extension. Read our materials below.

CCLA v. Waterfront Toronto, et. al: Public Court Documents To Date

June 24, 2019

Amended Notice of Application Affidavit Michael Bryant Affidavit Lester Brown Affidavit Ben Green Affidavit Sean McDonald Affidavit Sara Bannerman Affidavit Zeynep Tufekci    

CCLA at the Supreme Court: The Worst Carding Case in Canadian History?

May 30, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program mendelsohnaviv@ccla.org         On Friday May 31st, the Supreme Court of Canada is going to release its decision in a case involving 4 young black men and one young Asian man carded in a private backyard! “Carding” and “street checks” are just some of the terms […]