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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 […]

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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

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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.

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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,

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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 […]

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Cultivating Healthy Online Privacy Habits

April 11, 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 […]

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Ask the CCLA: I need accommodation for special needs, what can I do?

April 3, 2017

I have particular needs because of a disability, my religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination, and I was not adequately accommodated by my workplace, or a store or restaurant, by a landlord or government body. What can I do? Failure to accommodate (to the point of undue hardship) can be a form of discrimination. […]

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Ask the CCLA: I believe I have been harassed, what can I do?

April 3, 2017

I believe that I have been harassed on the basis of my sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or another prohibited ground of discrimination, in my workplace, or in a store or restaurant, by a landlord or a government body. What can I do? Harassment on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination such […]

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Ask the CCLA: where can I go for help as a victim of gangstalking?

April 3, 2017

I believe that I am the victim of gangstalking. Where can I go for help? Unfortunately, CCLA does not have the resources to investigate individual claims of gangstalking. As a small organization, we are unable to provide assistance to individuals who are experiencing threats to their health and safety. If you believe your safety is […]

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Ask the CCLA: I am incarcerated and believe my rights are being violated

April 3, 2017

I am currently incarcerated and believe that my rights are being violated. What can I do? CCLA has done a great deal of systemic work in relation to prisons and jails (see below). Individuals who believe that their rights as prisoners are being violated, or who believe that their loved ones’ rights in prison are […]