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What questions would you like answered for Privacy Day 2018?

Respond to CCLA’s 2018 Privacy Day Survey and tell us what privacy issues you think will matter most in 2018.

Gender-Based Discrimination at a Glance – A View from the Press

January 25, 2018

This is a compilation of various news sources from across Canada highlighting contemporary challenges and realities faced by transgender and gender non-conforming people on a day-to-day basis, as well as various legislative moves pursued at different levels of government in Canada.

Voting in Canada: The First Past the Post System

January 25, 2018

As Canadians, the importance of our democratic right to vote is upheld under section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Workplace Accessibility in Canada

January 25, 2018

The federal and provincial governments strive to protect the rights of those with disabilities in Canada. Yet, to this day, there is no comprehensive Canada-wide legislation regarding disabilities. There are, however, federal statutes, provincial acts and codes and Supreme Court decisions designed to protect disability rights.

CCLA Marches at Trans Pride March 2017

June 23, 2017

On Friday, June 23rd, CCLA marched alongside thousands of people at the Toronto Trans* Pride March. Each year, CCLA is proud to participate in this event in support of trans rights, LGBTQ+ communities, and to celebrate rights and freedoms for all people. The Trans* Pride Rally and March is a “grass-roots community focused event, providing safe […]

Timeline: Protests in Canada

April 18, 2017

The right to dissent is fundamental to democracy and protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Click on the image below for a timeline that includes some significant Canadian protests.     Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here […]

R. v. Spencer: Keeping Your Digital Identity Private

April 13, 2017

Would you want the government to know every webpage you’ve seen? Every Google search you’ve run? Every social media post you’ve clicked? Every file, photo, or video you’ve downloaded? If not, you can thank R. v. Spencer, 2014 SCC 43, 2 SCR 212

Bill 87: Protecting Patients Act, 2017

April 12, 2017

The government of Ontario is currently considering Bill 87: An Act to Implement Health Measures and Measures Relating to Seniors by Enacting, Amending or Repealing Various Statutes, which sounds like a series of pedantic bureaucratic changes irrelevant outside of the medical community. But behind that boring veneer is a threat to privacy worth taking seriously.

An Interview with Amy Li & Leah Shipton of Outrun the Stigma

April 12, 2017

We started Outrun the Stigma in 2013 because we noticed that most run/walk events in Calgary and across Canada, raised awareness about physical health issues (e.g. cancer, diabetes, MS) but rarely raised awareness about mental health and illness. We think that run/walk events are an incredible way to raise awareness, bring community together,

Unexpected Eyes: Surveillance Beyond Borders

April 12, 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 […]