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National Security

Privacy Day Survey: Tell CCLA Your Privacy Priorities for 2017

83 organizations and experts from 5 nations demand “Five Eyes” respect strong encryption

June 30, 2017

The following is a re-print of a letter sent by concerned organizations and individuals, including CCLA. Senator the Hon. George Brandis Attorney General of Australia Hon. Christopher Finlayson Attorney General of New Zealand Hon. Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Canada Hon. John Kelly United States Secretary of Homeland Security Rt. […]

Tell us what you think of Bill C-51

Fight the Ban: Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Staff Airports

June 29, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fighting the Ban: Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Facilitate a Coordinated Effort Across Canada and Beyond Travel and Refugee ban goes into effect June 29, 2017 at 8:00pmEST June 29, 2017 Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition (“CCBLC”) is deploying volunteer lawyers and […]

CCLA Concerned by U.S. Travel Ban

June 26, 2017

CCLA is deeply concerned for Canadians and Canadian residents who may be affected by today’s United States Supreme Court decision to re-instate a modified version of President Trump’s travel ban against individuals from six predominantly Muslim countries. This travel ban was proclaimed by Executive Order on March 6 and almost immediately blocked by two lower […]

CCLA Calls for Action: Diab still detained on basis of unreliable evidence

June 22, 2017

The following is a reprint of a letter sent by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, to Ministers Freeland and Wilson-Raybould, and Mr. Alghabra. This letter was also read out in support of the press conference held in Ottawa on June 21, 2017.  The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario […]

Discrimination, Listing and Profiling

CCLA finds promise and peril in C-59—the new anti-terror bill

June 20, 2017

On June 20, 2017 the federal government released Bill C-59, An Act Respecting National Security Matters, which includes major proposed changes to many aspects of Canadian national security law. The 150-page bill addresses some of the problems CCLA identified in our legal challenge to provisions of former Bill C-51 (the existing Anti-terrorism Act, 2015) that […]

National Security Agencies and Accountability