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Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

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Tell us what you think of Bill C-51



April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO – The RCMP held a press conference on April 5 to publicly confirm it uses a particular technology, an IMSI catcher, to conduct cellphone surveillance in investigations. This does not come as a surprise, as details have emerged via revelations in court cases in recent months of their use in investigations […]


Discrimination, Listing and Profiling


National Security Agencies and Accountability

Statement on release of new U.S. travel restrictions

March 6, 2017

The CCLA is still seriously concerned by the potential impact on refugees and asylum seekers of the new executive order released today by U.S. President Donald Trump restricting travelers from 6 mostly Muslim nations. “None of the major concerns in our Jan. 29 statement [see below] are abated,” says CCLA Executive Director and General Counsel Sukanya Pillay. […]

Press Release: Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition

February 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, February 4, 2017  Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Staff Airports to Ensure Immigrants With Valid Visas Can Get to the United States Legal professionals and students are currently monitoring major airports across Canada   Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, Vancouver, BC: The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition is deploying volunteer […]

Materials for Legal Volunteers at Airports and Borders

Materials for Legal Volunteers at Airports and Borders

February 4, 2017

CCLA is part of the Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition, a network of Canadian lawyers fighting against the discriminatory impact in Canada–and to Canadian immigrants and refugees–of the U.S. President’s January 27th, 2017 Executive Order, or travel ban. We are collaborating with colleagues in the US and around the world. The Coalition brings together leading Canadian organizations and groups […]

CCLA calls for action on NEXUS revocations

CCLA concerned by NEXUS revocations

February 3, 2017

CCLA is concerned by reported cases of Canadian permanent residents, and some dual citizens having their Nexus cards revoked. A Nexus card is a travel document, issued after extensive screening, to allow faster passage through customs controls. The program is jointly run by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). […]

Letter signatories

Open letter on ministerial directives on torture

January 30, 2017

The Honourable Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety 269 Laurier Avenue West Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8 January 30, 2017 Dear Minister Goodale, We are writing to you about the urgent need for Canada to revise the Ministerial Directives on torture issued by the previous government to conform to the unconditional ban on torture in international […]