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Spotlight on Michael Rosenberg – A Lawyer Fighting Solitary Confinement on Behalf of CCLA

June 5, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program mendelsohnaviv@ccla.org         Michael Rosenberg, special counsel to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), will be awarded the 2019 Arleen Gross Award for Young Advocates this month – and it is an honour well deserved! This past April, Michael was also awarded the Heather McArthur Memorial […]

Demanding our Privacy Rights Get a Seat at the Table

April 16, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project bmcphail@ccla.org         CCLA is going to court to reset the Waterfront Toronto/Sidewalk Labs smart city project.  A lot of people say, “wait for the plan, nothing has happened yet. Even if the plan is approved, it will take a long time for shovels […]

Letter to Quebec Minister of Justice Regarding Child Pornography Prosecution Against Author/Editor

April 12, 2019

The Honourable Sonia Lebel Ministère de la Justice Édifice Louis-Philippe-Pigeon 1200, route de l’Église 9e étage Québec (Quebec) G1V 4M1 ministre@justice.gouv.qc.ca April 12, 2019 Dear Minister, I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) regarding your decision to prosecute author Yvan Godbout and editor Nycolas Doucet for production and distribution of […]

Young Voices, Youth Activism, and Social Change

April 11, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program czwibel@ccla.org         In these days of heavy-handed rhetoric from our leaders and political infighting, it is easy to become cynical about the future. But last week we saw young people stand up for what they believe in and make their voices heard. It was powerful […]

CCLA at the Supreme Court: when can the police arrest you to ‘protect’ you?

March 21, 2019

Teddy Weinstein Articling Fellow tweinstein@ccla.org     How far can police officers go when initiating a “protective” arrest? Can innocent protestors be arrested even when they’ve done nothing wrong? Can the police make an arrest to try to prevent a potential breach of the peace? These questions and more are what’s at stake in the […]