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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.

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms

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

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 […]

Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

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 […]

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 […]