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Fundamental Freedoms

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.

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.

Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

CCLA Intervenes at Supreme Court on Freedom of Expression Case

November 9, 2017

In November 2017, CCLA intervened before the Supreme Court of Canada in an important case concerning freedom of expression and criminal defence – Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada. The case involves the professional discipline of a lawyer and considers when lawyers can be disciplined for statements made in court while defending their clients, […]

Court suspends niqab ban

December 1, 2017

UPDATE: CCLA is delighted that the Quebec Superior Court has suspended the Niqab ban – a law that tries to dictate to women what they can and cannot wear. This is a huge victory but there’s still work to be done. The case will move forward on the merits and we need your support. Please […]

CCLA and NCCM launch legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 62

November 7, 2017

Le texte français suivra Constitutional lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court seeks stay order against bill’s Section 10 (Montreal – November 7, 2017) – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), two prominent civil liberties & advocacy organizations, today filed a lawsuit in English and in French in Quebec Superior Court challenging […]

Bill C58 is not the comprehensive reform needed

October 24, 2017

On Monday October 23rd, Cara Zwibel, Acting General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association appeared before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in relation to the study of Bill C-58. A strong access regime is vital to a vibrant democracy. Without information about how our government functions, we simply cannot […]


October 10, 2017

  If you’re planning any protesting, marching, or demonstrating, be safe, be careful, and know your rights.  Click here to download a 1-page PDF that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada.   Print it. Stick it in your pocket. Go and protest!   SUPPORT CCLA


September 7, 2017

On September 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division (General) released its decision in Mitchell v. Jackman, 2017 NLTD(G) 150, finding certain provisions of Newfoundland’s Elections Act unconstitutional. CCLA intervened in the case and welcomes the decision as a significant advance for democratic rights. CCLA’s arguments were frequently cited throughout the […]