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CCLA Takes Ontario Government to Court on Compelled Political Messages

September 4, 2019

– For Immediate Release – (Toronto – September 4, 2019) As promised, today the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) filed its legal challenge to the mandatory anti-carbon tax gas stickers required by Ontario law, failing which gas retailers will be fined up to $10,000 per day.  The government stickers direct consumers to a website to […]

A victory for journalists (and everyone) at the Supreme Court

September 27, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Programczwibel@ccla.org   If you care about press freedom and the vital role of the media in exposing injustice, you’ll want to celebrate this win with us! In a landmark decision issued this morning, the Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the vital importance of protecting confidential journalistic sources. The […]

CCLA: Top 25 Influencer in Canada

August 14, 2019

We’re happy to share some good news! Our small but mighty Canadian Civil Liberties Association received noteworthy recognition this week, being voted Canadian LawyerⓇ Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. Although our Executive Director was singled out, we all agree that this was one for the entire team. […]

CCLA and NCCM’s Application Regarding Quebec’s Religious Symbols Ban

June 17, 2019

Bill 21, An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State, passed in the Quebec National Assembly this past weekend. Bill 21, of course, is the law that will ban Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and others who wear symbols of their faith from pursuing careers in numerous public sector jobs. CCLA and NCCM argue that Bill 21 […]

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