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Preserving judicial independence in Ontario

November 29, 2019

“The system is made up of more than just a political branch. The whole point of having a judiciary is to hold [the premier] in check in the event that he does something that is tyrannical or oppressive.” – Michael Bryant, CCLA Executive Director & General Counsel. Judicial independence must be preserved in Ontario. Our […]

How can you help fight Bill 21 – share your story!

November 26, 2019

How can you help fight Bill 21 – the religious symbols ban? Tell us your story! “I do not wear a religious symbol. I am not religious. However, I will not be a bystander in the discrimination of a marginalized group of women who will lose their basic human right to earn a living based […]

Asking The Wrong Question on Facial Fingerprinting

November 22, 2019

Your face is not the same as your debit card number or your credit card number. It cannot be replaced and we don’t currently have systems to monitor fraudulent uses of our biometrics. Warrantless facial recognition technology ought to be banned in Canada, until further notice, except where it is used by an individual to […]

Wrong Horse, Wrong End of the Cart, Wrong Justification for Annihilation of Privacy

November 22, 2019

Canada, The Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and Waterfront Toronto established a partnership between themselves and Sidewalk Labs (Google’s sister company) to create a smart city project located in downtown Toronto waterfront. This project would be a sensor-laden neighbourhood, collecting data on people who live work or visit the area. Our right to […]

CCLA Blasts Police For Its Overuse of Strip Searches Of Innocent People.

November 21, 2019

A tool designed to make strip searches seem less invasive helps them make it easier to justify being invasive. “The Toronto Police Service continue having this obsession with searching where the sun don’t shine — without legal authority” – Michael Bryant Read our deputation here.