We’re happy to share some good news! Our small but mighty Canadian Civil Liberties Association received noteworthy recognition this week, being voted Canadian LawyerⓇ Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. Although our Executive Director was singled out, we all agree that this was one for the entire team. […]
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) […]
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.
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 […]
CCLA provided a written submission to Toronto’s Executive Committee for their consideration during their recent meeting to discuss and approve a staff report regarding the city’s proposed strategy to evaluate the Master Innovation Development Plan soon to be submitted to Waterfront Toronto by Sidewalk Labs. The text is below. See the publicly available documents […]
Michael Bryant, CCLA’s Executive Director and General Counsel, will be presenting this deputation on facial recognition technology today at the Toronto Police Services Board meeting. This is a public meeting and will be taking place at 1:30 PM in the auditorium of the police headquarters.
Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program firstname.lastname@example.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 […]
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
Executive Director and General Counsel, Michael Bryant, speaks on behalf of CCLA at the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on May 7, 2019 considering Bill 100, An Act to implement Budget measures and to enact, amend and repeal various statutes.