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CCLA’s Submissions Re: Ontario Bill 115

September 6, 2012

Below is the transcript of the remarks made by Andrew Lokan, board member and pro-bono counsel to CCLA, on September 6, 2012 at Queen’s Park with regards to Bill 115, the “Putting Students First” Act. *** “Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to make submissions on Bill 115. As you know, the […]

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CCLA’s Report To The UN’s Special Rapporteur On The Rights To Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly And Association

January 20, 2012

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and association has invited countries, national human rights institutions and NGOs to complete a questionnaire on best practices in the protection of freedom of peaceful assembly and association. The CCLA has submitted a response to the questionnaire that aims to address the positive protections that exist […]

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CCLA Concerned About Lack of Abortion Services in PEI

November 18, 2011

CCLA has written to the Minister of Health of Prince Edward Island expressing concern about the lack of abortion services in the province. In its letter to the Minister, CCLA urges him to reassess the lack of access in light of the actual costs involved and the impact on girls and women who need this […]

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CCLA Releases A Preliminary Report Of Observations During The G20 Summit

June 29, 2010

The CCLA released its preliminary report on the G20 Summit policing and security today, entitled “A Breach of the Peace”. The report is based on the first-hand observations of over 50 human rights monitors that CCLA dispatched to observe the police presence at G20-related demonstrations throughout the week. It is the opinion of the Canadian […]

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CCLA Submits Brief Opposing ‘Niqab Ban Bill’

May 14, 2010

CCLA has submitted a brief to the Quebec Legislative Assembly expressing serious concerns about the constitutionality of Bill 94, proposed legislation that would require all those requesting a wide range of public services in Quebec to show their faces. As outlined in previous CCLA statements, the organization believes that the Bill is unnecessary, dangerously ambiguous, […]

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Who Belongs? Rights, Benefits, Obligations and Immigration Status

March 17, 2010

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is undertaking a research project on the status of immigrant in Canadian society. Immigration status – whether it be citizenship, permanent resident status, visitor status, temporary workers status, “no status” – plays an important role in how rights, benefits and obligations are allocated. Rules regarding voting rights, access to social […]