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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.
Government Issues Lackluster Statement on Charter Impacts of Assisted Dying Bill

Government Issues Lackluster Statement on Charter Impacts of Assisted Dying Bill

April 22, 2016

The government’s statement released today on the potential Charter impacts of Bill C-14 is insufficient on two important fronts. First, it did not adequately address concerns that the bill excludes many who require medical assistance in death and whose rights were at the forefront of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada. Second, while CCLA’s Charter First campaign calls for proactive […]

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CCLA’s Peer Privacy Protectors Project Receives OPC Funding

April 22, 2016

CCLA is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Contributions program for 2016-2017 for our project, entitled “Peer Privacy Protectors: Innovative Youth-Led Privacy Education.” Young people are perhaps the most intensive technology users in Canada. However, there is research that suggests they themselves rate […]

Federal Government Tables Assisted Dying Bill

Federal Government Tables Assisted Dying Bill

April 14, 2016

This morning the federal government tabled legislation to address the landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada, which struck down the absolute prohibition on medical assistance in dying. Bill C-14 is a significant and positive first step forward in safeguarding the rights of all Canadians to personal autonomy and the liberty to choose […]

Ontario’s Highest Court Certifies G20 Class Action

Ontario’s Highest Court Certifies G20 Class Action

April 6, 2016

Nearly six years after the rights violations of the Toronto G20 Summit, the Ontario Court of Appeal has delivered a critical decision allowing individuals who were detained and arrested to pursue a class action. CCLA, which intervened in the case, believes this decision marks a milestone for access to justice and police accountability.  The class […]

Apply to be a Peer Privacy Protector!

Apply to be a Peer Privacy Protector!

April 11, 2016

CCLA and CCLET are seeking creative and dynamic high school students who have an interest in learning more about technology and its implications on their privacy rights, and are willing to serve as privacy ambassadors in their schools and communities.  In addition to enhancing their knowledge and gaining valuable experience for their resumes, student participants […]

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INCLO Releases New Report on Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons

March 8, 2016

Geneva, Switzerland — Over the past number of years, law enforcement and security forces have increasingly turned to the use of crowd-control weapons (CCWs) to respond to popular protests. Today, the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) release “Lethal in Disguise: The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons”, a report […]

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Schmidt Case Shows Higher Rights Protection Standards Needed in Lawmaking

March 2, 2016

CCLA is disappointed with today’s decision from the Federal Court of Canada in the case of Schmidt v. Attorney General of Canada. The ruling affirmed that the Minister of Justice only has to report to Parliament regarding inconsistencies between a proposed bill and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when there is no credible argument in favour […]

Government Issues Lackluster Statement on Charter Impacts of Assisted Dying Bill

Physician-Assisted Dying Recommendations a Promising Step Forward

February 29, 2016

The Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying released its report late last week, outlining recommendations for the government to consider as it develops legislation in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada. CCLA is pleased that the report recognizes the importance of ensuring equitable access to medical assistance in dying […]