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Taking the fight for inclusive sex-education in Ontario to the steps of Queen’s Park

August 14, 2018

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, thousands of Ontario teachers and activists gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to protest the government’s repeal of the 2015 sex-education curriculum. The message was clear: The 2015 curriculum protects students, informs them of their rights, and, for the first time, recognizes the existence of same-sex relationships and families.

A quick win for privacy rights: CCLA vs. Cadillac Fairview

August 7, 2018

A multinational conglomerate waved the white flag, thanks to our collective efforts to stop the secret usage of facial recognition software in a shopping mall for purely commercial purposes, to capture customers’ ages and genders — without their knowledge or consent. CCLA’s expertise, leveraged by the media, forced Cadillac Fairview to drop its use of this invasive software in its shopping malls.

Weigh in on our next case study: Artificial Intelligence and Public Safety

August 1, 2018

CCLET hopes to keep adding case studies to the Remote Rights site, and we could use some help. Because we know that projects get better when we include a diversity of opinions and engage with other people who care about rights education, we’re trying something new: we’re sharing our latest idea at the conceptual stage […]

We Need Better De-Escalation and Non-Escalation Responses to People in Crisis

July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, officers from the Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) tasered a 33-year-old man, who was refusing medical treatment, at a local health centre. According to initial police reports, the man was uncooperative with medical staff and had attempted to “escape” the health centre, at which point he became “combative with officers […]

June 29, 2018

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is one part of the Canadian Constitution. The Constitution is the supreme law of Canada. The Charter sets out those rights and freedoms that Canadians believe are necessary in a free and democratic society.  Some of the rights and freedoms contained in the Charter are:   Freedom of […]

Questions about our learning materials? Contact us.

June 29, 2018

We hope you find our learning resources helpful and informative. If you have questions about how to use them, or about the topics we discuss, please send them along. Depending on the time of year and the number of questions we have it might take a few days to respond, but we will absolutely get […]

CCLA HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNS WITH BILL C-76: ELECTIONS MODERNIZATION ACT

June 8, 2018

On June 7, 2018, CCLA’s Director of Fundamental Freedoms Cara Zwibel appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to highlight concerns with Bill C-76: An Act to amend the Canada’s Elections Act and other Acts to make certain consequential amendments (Elections Modernization Act). The CCLA focused on two areas […]

Victory For Free Speech in Supreme Court Decision: Groia

June 1, 2018

The Supreme Court today has released its decision in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, a case that considers when a law society can discipline a lawyer for alleged “incivility” in the courtroom. The Court overturned the Law Society’s discipline decision, finding it unreasonable based on the particular circumstances and context of the case. […]

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March 29, 2018

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HOW RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS VIOLATES HUMAN RIGHTS: JOINT PRESENTATION BEFORE ARGENTINA’S SUPREME COURT

August 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, the Argentine Supreme Court held a public hearing on the constitutionality of laws permitting religious education in the public schools of Salta province. As friends of the court, Argentine human rights group CELS and five other members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) explained how such practices violate […]