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CCLA Takes Ontario Government to Court on Compelled Political Messages

September 4, 2019

– For Immediate Release – (Toronto – September 4, 2019) As promised, today the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) filed its legal challenge to the mandatory anti-carbon tax gas stickers required by Ontario law, failing which gas retailers will be fined up to $10,000 per day.  The government stickers direct consumers to a website to […]

PRESS RELEASE – APPEAL TO BILL 21 DECISION

July 23, 2019

UPDATE: Tuesday July 23, 2019 La version française suit. – For Immediate Release – CIVIL LIBERTIES GROUPS SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL BILL 21 DECISION NCCM & CCLA file an application for leave to appeal Justice Yergeau’s decision (Montreal – June 23, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) […]

CCLA Joins Rights Groups challenging mass surveillance in Europe’s highest human rights court

July 10, 2019

(Image: Big Brother Monitoring. Master Tux, Creative Commons)   Human rights and privacy groups seek firmer ruling on bulk surveillance, appealing landmark judgment Following last year’s victory in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) found the UK’s historic surveillance regime was illegal, a coalition of human rights groups, including CCLA, will today ask […]

CCLA v. Waterfront Toronto, et. al: Public Court Documents To Date

June 24, 2019

Amended Notice of Application Affidavit Michael Bryant Affidavit Lester Brown Affidavit Ben Green Affidavit Sean McDonald Affidavit Sara Bannerman Affidavit Zeynep Tufekci    

Fighting Quebec’s Religious Symbol’s Ban – As it Unfolds

June 19, 2019

CCLA is currently challenging the discriminatory religious symbols ban, Bill 21 in Quebec alongside the National Council of Canadian Muslims. We will keep this page up to date with events in the fight to stop this unjust law as it unfolds. June 19 2019 – Our request for a suspension is scheduled for July 9 […]

Solitary Confinement: the case goes on

June 18, 2019

Canada’s solitary confinement regime is due to end on Monday but the government has sought yet another extension. Courts have ruled the current practice unconstitutional, and the government did not appeal aspects of those decisions. CCLA has responded, objecting to the extension. Read our materials below.

CCLA and NCCM’s Application Regarding Quebec’s Religious Symbols Ban

June 17, 2019

Bill 21, An Act Respecting the Laicity of the State, passed in the Quebec National Assembly this past weekend. Bill 21, of course, is the law that will ban Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and others who wear symbols of their faith from pursuing careers in numerous public sector jobs. CCLA and NCCM argue that Bill 21 […]

Victory at the Supreme Court: A fight for everyone’s right to privacy and equality (R v Le)

May 31, 2019

Victory! Today, the Supreme Court rendered a monumental decision recognizing that police carding in a private backyard constitutes arbitrary detention, a violation of the Charter. The Court stated the police have no legal authority to question people who are doing nothing wrong, nor demand their IDs…

CCLA at the Supreme Court: The Worst Carding Case in Canadian History?

May 30, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program mendelsohnaviv@ccla.org         On Friday May 31st, the Supreme Court of Canada is going to release its decision in a case involving 4 young black men and one young Asian man carded in a private backyard! “Carding” and “street checks” are just some of the terms […]

CCLA at the Supreme Court: Journalistic Source Protection

May 16, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program czwibel@ccla.org         Refusing to burn a confidential source is a hallmark of journalistic integrity.  But does Canadian law protect journalism confidentiality? That’s what we went to the Supreme Court of Canada to argue today. CCLA is before the Supreme Court of Canada today intervening in […]