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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.

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CCLA & NCCM Successfully Obtain Renewed Stay Against Quebec’s Bill 62

June 29, 2018

Le texte français suivra – For Immediate Release – (Ottawa – June 29, 2018) The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), two prominent civil liberties & advocacy organizations, have successfully obtained a further stay of section 10 of Quebec’s religious neutrality law, commonly known as Bill 62. Last […]

INCLO Report Release: Defending Dissent: State Practices that Protect and Promote the Right to Protest

June 27, 2018

New international report makes recommendations on how the rights to protest can be protected and promoted by governments. (27 June 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland) The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (IHRC) launched a report today that provides practical guidance on […]

Thousands Protest Against G7 Summit by National Assembly in Quebec City

June 13, 2018

Last weekend, protesters assembled in Quebec City to express their opinions on the G7 Summit which was held nearby, in La Malbaie. Among other things, activists advocated for the protection of the environment and education for women in developing countries, and “called for an end to expensive and remote meetings of world leaders.”[1] The Ligue […]


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. […]