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CCLA Calls for Action: Diab still detained on basis of unreliable evidence

June 22, 2017

The following is a reprint of a letter sent by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, to Ministers Freeland and Wilson-Raybould, and Mr. Alghabra. This letter was also read out in support of the press conference held in Ottawa on June 21, 2017.  The Honourable Chrystia Freeland Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario […]

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Act for Freedom 2017: Pro bono lawyers

May 2, 2017

For more than 50 years, CCLA has been Canada’s national civil liberties organization, working closely with dedicated pro bono lawyers from across the country to intervene in and argue cases at all levels of court. CCLA would like to thank the following lawyers who have given their valuable time and expertise to work with us on […]

Act for Freedom 2017: Margie Wolf

May 1, 2017

Margie Wolf BOOK PUBLISHER AND CO-FOUNDER OF SECOND STORY PRESS WHAT DOES ACCOUNTABILITY MEAN TO YOU? Accountability has always been integral to social justice publishing. We do books to inspire social change — they detail who we are as a society by showing our best, telling us how we might be better, and pointing to […]

Peer Privacy Protectors Guidebook

March 30, 2017

The Peer Privacy Protectors Project (PPPP) was created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to improve communication and education about privacy rights and risks for youth, who are among the most frequent users of technology in Canada. Over the course of a year, a group of teens aged 13-19 learned about privacy and how to […]

Sukanya Pillay, Public Key

January 30, 2017

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CCLA Responds To Questions On M-103

February 17, 2017

Yesterday, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association was asked why it was not standing up for free speech and arguing against Motion 103 (“M-103”). The answer is simple.  M-103 does not restrict free speech. Not only does M-103 not restrict or censor speech, it is also not a bill and is not law.  It is of […]

CCLA concerned by NEXUS revocations

February 3, 2017

CCLA is concerned by reported cases of Canadian permanent residents, and some dual citizens having their Nexus cards revoked. A Nexus card is a travel document, issued after extensive screening, to allow faster passage through customs controls. The program is jointly run by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). […]

Tackling the Government Green Paper on National Security: Part 4

December 6, 2016

This is our fourth in a series of responses to the federal government’s Green Paper on Canada’s current national security framework. The Green Paper favours  the current national security framework and defends the changes made by Bill C-51. In these brief posts, CCLA will provide context for the discussion and dig deeper into the key issues raised in […]

In the News: Healthcare for Immigrants, Refugees and Temporary Foreign Workers

November 25, 2016

Want to learn about your rights related to personal health information but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement or agreement; these lists, compiled by volunteers, present a range of resources, opinions and perspectives.   Tailor immigrant […]

An Interview with Bartha Knoppers

November 25, 2016

Bartha Maria Knoppers, OC OQ is a Canadian lawyer and an expert on the ethical aspects of genetics, genomics and biotechnology. She is the Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University. She is also a senior advisor to the global life sciences and healthcare team of Norton Rose […]