Teddy Weinstein Articling Fellow email@example.com In a decision released today in R v Reeves, the Supreme Court ruled that each Canadian has a reasonable expectation of privacy in their computer, even if they share it with others, under section 8 of the Charter. This decision is a great victory for citizens’ privacy rights. […]
Rob De Luca Director of Democracy and the Rule of Law Program firstname.lastname@example.org Yesterday, the government passed sweeping new legislation that will govern the 2019 federal election. Many of the changes are necessary and will go significant lengths to increasing engagement in the Canadian electorate. The legislation reduces barriers to voting […]
Abby Deshman Director of Criminal Justice Program email@example.com Police leaders are violating the civil liberties of their own ranks and perpetuating a culture of fear and prohibition when they place what comes close to a blanket ban on cannabis use by off duty police. If they can drink beer on their […]
Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project firstname.lastname@example.org Ontario’s Auditor General this week took a provincial agency to task for its role in a Wall Street Sci-Fi plot that’s sadly true. The characters for Toronto’s version of a futuristic, digital Smart City were not as smart as they ought […]
The cannabis industry is being legalized – but there are still plenty of laws that can criminalize recreational cannabis users. Here are ten new crimes that will come into effect on October 17th.