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 […]

Access to abortion, dying with dignity, and more upheld by Ontario Court of Appeal – and doctors must help provide this access!

May 15, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program mendelsohnaviv@ccla.org         Doctors in Ontario will not be required to personally perform abortions, medical assistance in dying, or other healthcare services if the denial is based on the doctors’ religious beliefs – but they must provide an effective referral. This decision by the Ontario Court […]

An Even Bigger Victory for Equality, Abortion, and the Rights of Vulnerable Patients

May 15, 2019

UPDATED May 15, 2019 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has ruled in favour of vulnerable patients and their access to healthcare. CCLA was an intervener in the appeal, arguing for the Charter rights of patients – and welcomes this decision.   January 31, 2018 Today, an important decision for a patient’s right to equal access to […]