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Who polices the police?: Civilian police oversight in Canada

March 20, 2017

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section […]


Le droit de vote au Canada : Liens utiles et ressources disponibles en ligne

February 9, 2017

Publications et rapports   Histoire L’histoire du vote au Canada (2007) Survol historique des fondements du système électoral canadien ainsi que des principales luttes sociales qui en ont favorisé l’accès. Droit de vote au Canada (2015) Article encyclopédique condensé résumant brièvement les grandes époques entourant l’accession au droit de vote chez différents groupes sociaux. Droit […]


Guide Pour Bien Comprendre Le Droit De Vote Au Canada

February 9, 2017

Le droit de vote est sans l’ombre d’un doute l’un des grands piliers de la démocratie moderne. Cette note de recherche permettra d’en identifier la nature et les enjeux contemporains. Dans un premier temps, un rapide survol historique de son exercice au Canada, tant à la période pré-Confédérative qu’à la période post-confédérative permettra d’en cerner l’origine. Dans un deuxième temps, une analyse des textes législatifs provinciaux et fédéraux servira à fixer le cadre légal entourant son exercice. Finalement, les principaux enjeux l’entourant seront abordés à la lumière de l’actualité des dernières années.
Historique du droit de vote au Canada


Combatting Apathy: Why Privacy Matters

February 9, 2017

Our lives are more transparent than ever before. Almost every instance of human activity generates some form of electronic record. Whether it be a purchase, a text message or e-mail sent, or a trip taken, a variety of organizations are following the digital tracks our journey through life inevitably leaves behind. Even a stroll through a busy downtown district is recorded on camera. This is not science fiction,


Following the Digital Footprints

February 9, 2017

We like to think that the Internet is anonymous. Sure, when we log into Facebook or tell eBay our mailing address, that information is available. But that’s all information we chose to provide. Most people never post their home addresses or the location of every coffee shop they sit in. So does that mean those locations cannot be discovered? Not at all! Here are 6 simple ways:


The Current State of Mental Health in Canada

February 9, 2017

Mental health has long been recognized as a fundamental aspect of one’s health, however under our current health regime the majority of mental health services do not meet the eligibility requirement of “medically necessary.”

Useful Links and Resources: Healthcare for Immigrants, Refugees and Temporary Foreign Workers

February 9, 2017

Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about immigration and citizenship issues, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org.   INTERIM FEDERAL HEALTH PROGRAM: Interim Federal Health Program: The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) […]


January 31, 2017

This article is part of a series of interviews with advocates, legal thinkers, community organizers and academics on issues related to Canadian civil liberties produced by CCLA volunteers. All responses are the interview subject’s own, and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint or positions of the CCLA. I think I have been discriminated against – […]


Federal Accessibility Law Is in the Works…

December 1, 2016

The federal government has initiated action on the nation’s first accessibility legislation. This legislation hopes to promote the equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations.

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10 Key Resources: Canadian Government Surveillance

December 1, 2016

In recent decades, information technology has seen incredible developments. As a result, the surveillance capabilities of the Canadian government have also expanded rapidly. It’s been argued that surveillance practices are outpacing the laws designed to manage them, putting the privacy of Canadian citizens at risk.
If you’re interested in learning more about this crucial topic, here are ten online resources to get you started.