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CCLA at the Supreme Court: Privacy Lost

April 19, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project bmcphail@ccla.org         It’s a loss for privacy in a disappointing Supreme Court decision released April 18 in R v Mills. The Court issued four different reasons in this decision, a reflection of the complicated issues at stake in a case that combines a […]

CCLA at the Supreme Court: What happens when the police arrest you for a non-existent offence?

April 18, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program czwibel@ccla.org         Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. It may be hard to believe, but earlier this week the Supreme Court of Canada – nine of the finest legal minds in the country – spent the morning hearing arguments in a case that involved […]

Demanding our Privacy Rights Get a Seat at the Table

April 16, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project bmcphail@ccla.org         CCLA is going to court to reset the Waterfront Toronto/Sidewalk Labs smart city project.  A lot of people say, “wait for the plan, nothing has happened yet. Even if the plan is approved, it will take a long time for shovels […]

CCLA Commences Proceedings Against Waterfront Toronto

April 16, 2019

Today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association along with co-applicant Lester Brown, commenced proceedings against Waterfront Toronto, and all three levels of government. We are seeking a reset of the Sidewalk Toronto project. Court document below:   “The Google-Waterfront Toronto deal is invalid and needs to be reset. These agreements are contrary to administrative and constitutional […]

Sex Offender Registries That Discriminate Against Those With Mental Illness Offend Charter Equality Guarantee

April 4, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program czwibel@ccla.org         Ontario’s highest court handed advocates a significant victory today, finding that the sex offender registration schemes in both Ontario and Canada discriminate against individuals with a mental illness. In G. v. Ontario (Attorney General), the Ontario Court of Appeal was asked to look […]