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Know Your Rights Guide to Protesting

If you're planning to demonstrate, be safe, be careful, and know your rights. Click on the link above to download a 1-page pdf that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada.

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms: a primer on civil liberties and democracy by A. Alan Borovoy.

Les fondements de nos libertés fondamentales

Les fondements de nos libertés fondamentales: l’abc des libertés civiles et de la démocratie par A. Alan Borovoy Le téléchargé.

Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017


June 8, 2018

On June 7, 2018, CCLA’s Director of Fundamental Freedoms Cara Zwibel appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to highlight concerns with Bill C-76: An Act to amend the Canada’s Elections Act and other Acts to make certain consequential amendments (Elections Modernization Act). The CCLA focused on two areas […]

CCLA Talks Right to Protest at University of Chicago Law School

April 2, 2018

Last week, CCLA’s Director of Public Safety, Rob De Luca, participated in consultation sessions with our partners in the International Civil Liberties Organizations Network (INCLO) for a forthcoming report on the policing of protests. The event was hosted by the The International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School,
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YorkU Protesters: You Have the Power. We Have Your Back (A Survey)

March 27, 2018

Respond to CCLA’s survey about York University’s strike to tell us about your experience. Click here (or see below) to read the letter we sent to York University’s President and Vice-Chancellor. On March 28, CCLA’s Executive Director Michael Bryant spoke with President Lenton. Here was Dr. Lenton’s response. Loading… The following letter was sent to Dr. […]

CCLA Fights To Protect The Right to Vote

March 21, 2018

Today, CCLA is appearing before the Supreme Court in Frank v Canada to defend the fundamental right of all Canadian citizens to cast a ballot in a federal election. The Frank case challenges provisions of the Canada Elections Act that prohibits certain non-resident Canadians citizens from voting in federal elections. CCLA has intervened in this important case to argue that […]

Don’t Censor Canada – RSVP Now!

February 27, 2018

A coalition of organizations, called FairPlay Canada — spearheaded by Bell — is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to implement a website-blocking system to curb piracy. They also want to create an official Internet censorship committee to decide which sites infringe copyright and make recommendations to block them, without any judicial oversight. No one […]

CCLA Talks Privacy and Surveillance in Malta

February 22, 2018

CCLA’s Privacy Project Director, Brenda McPhail, was invited by the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy, Joseph Cannataci, to attend a conference in Malta (at no cost to CCLA!) to mark the culmination of the MAPPING Project, which he directs. MAPPING, which stands for Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property, and Internet Governance, is a project funded […]