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Web developer (volunteer)

March 1, 2017

Support the cause of civil liberties and human rights in Canada. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is looking for a volunteer to update and enhance our website. A savvy developer who also has a passion for rights and freedoms is integral to helping us improve our online presence to get the word out about the […]


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 calls for action on NEXUS revocations

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 […]

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New INCLO report shows how surveillance is violating rights in democracies around the world

November 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON — Edward Snowden’s revelations of the United States’ mass surveillance collection and storage program have radically altered our understanding of digital surveillance and the way intelligence agencies operate. However, outside the major “Five Eyes” countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia — the range of digital […]


Consumer Tracking and Surveillance: Who is Watching You?

October 3, 2016

          Consumer tracking is a complex issue. New technologies have many enticing features, and that privacy risks can seem remote compared to immediate benefits like customized directions, or a friend request. We know that often, using services that monitor your behavior seems like your only choice – it might feel like […]

Bill C-22: A Step Towards Real Accountability

June 20, 2016

CCLA supports the introduction of Bill C-22, which creates a National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians with the capacity to monitor classified security and intelligence activities and report findings to the prime minister.  This new accountability mechanism is crucial because, up to now, there has been no commensurate accountability accompanying the broad state powers […]

Canada & the UN: Useful Links and Resources

May 19, 2016

Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about Canada and the United Nations, including our international Missions, government resources, publications and reports. Be sure to visit our main site or see our other Talk Rights articles on Canada and the UN to learn more about CCLA’s engagement with the UN. Is there something […]