The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms

The Fundamentals of our Fundamental Freedoms: a primer on civil liberties and democracy by A. Alan Borovoy.

Presumption of Guilt?

In 2010 alone, Calgary and Edmonton police ran over 140,000 individual Background checks. While most of these checks are used to inform employment and volunteer hiring decisions, they are also frequently performed in connection with adoptions, foster care applications and travel.

Know Your Rights Booklet

When dealing with the police, it’s important to know what your rights are. CCLA has put together a manual to help you know what you must do, what you do not have to do, and what you may wish to do in situations involving the police.

LGBTQ Rights in Schools (CCLA and CCLET)

An Information Guide for Students, Allies and Teachers.

Take Back the Streets

Repression and criminalization of protest around the world.

Breach of the Peace

What Canadians witnessed during the G20 summit in June 2010 in Toronto was a sad and dark moment in Canada’s history. The largest mass arrests in Canadian history were carried out with a flagrant disregard for human rights and civil liberties as well as the basic rule of law. This report explores these events.
Key Reports

CCLA Urges Restraint In Responding To Recent Tragedies: An Open Letter To Members of Parliament

October 27, 2014

The tragic events of last week have led to discussions about new powers for police and intelligence agencies. CCLA is troubled by this narrative and has written to Members of Parliament urging them to consider what is at stake as new laws and policies are considered in the weeks and months that follow. Read our […]

Key Reports

CCLA Supports Women’s Right to Choose in P.E.I.

May 9, 2014

CCLA expressed its support for a women’s right to choose, at an event that took place on May 8th in Charlottetown entitled “A Rally For Our Right to Accessible Abortion.” CCLA’s statement of support was read out at the rally. It expressed the organization’s view that women have the right to choose what happens to […]

Key Reports

CCLA’s Opposition To The Quebec Charter Of Values: Read Our Brief

December 20, 2013

CCLA has submitted a brief to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee on Institutions’ as part of its general consultation and public hearings on Bill 60. Bill 60, or the Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests, is a […]

Key Reports

CCLA Joins Civil Society Across Globe To Release Report, “Take back the streets”: Repression and Criminalization Of Protest Around The World

October 10, 2013

CCLA has joined with nine other domestic civil liberties and human rights organizations from around the world to release a report, “Take back the streets”: Repression and criminalization of protest around the world. Download the report here. In June 2010, hundreds of thousands of Canadians took to the streets of Toronto to peacefully protest the […]