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Manitoba Homicide Stats Generating More Heat Than Light

May 8, 2019

Michael Bryant  Executive Director and General Counsel         Now what?  It’s darkest before the dawn, to be sure, but what does Winnipeg or Portage la Prairie or Selkirk look like once the dust settles after another reported homicide?  Some politicians’ words to date have been restrained, reasonable and grief-stricken; some not. […]

A Phone Is Not a “Good”, It’s a Private Window into Our Lives

May 5, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project         Yet another story has emerged about an intrusive attempt to search a traveller’s phone and laptop at the Canadian border. This time, it was a lawyer, travelling home after an extended trip with a laptop and phone containing materials from his […]

CCLA Letter to Ontario Government Regarding Carbon Tax Stickers

April 30, 2019

We have put Ontario government on notice that we will challenge their unconstitutional, compelled speech if the carbon tax sticker scheme becomes law.     Related blog: Carbon Tax “Notice” Requirement is Provincial Government Propaganda, Plain and Simple

Solitary confinement is no joking matter – and the courts are not amused – AGAIN! Here are where things stand

April 29, 2019

Noa Mendelsohn Aviv Director of Equality Program         The Ontario Court of Appeal has once more handed down a scathing decision to the government on its use of solitary confinement, and its failure, again, to fix flaws as ordered 16 months ago. If you are concerned about the use of solitary […]

Canada’s Privacy Commissioner’s Office Is Furious, and he’s Deleting their Facebook Page

April 25, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project         A blistering report issued by Canada’s and British Columbia’s Privacy Commissioners accuses Facebook of violating Canadian law following their joint investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal—and then refusing to comply with the Commissioner’s recommendations to make sure it doesn’t happen again. […]

CCLA at the Supreme Court: Privacy Lost

April 19, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project         It’s a loss for privacy in a disappointing Supreme Court decision released April 18 in R v Mills. The Court issued four different reasons in this decision, a reflection of the complicated issues at stake in a case that combines a […]

Canada Responds to CCLA’s Demand for Waterfront Toronto Quayside Project Reset

April 18, 2019

CCLA at the Supreme Court: What happens when the police arrest you for a non-existent offence?

April 18, 2019

Cara Zwibel Director of Fundamental Freedoms Program         Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. It may be hard to believe, but earlier this week the Supreme Court of Canada – nine of the finest legal minds in the country – spent the morning hearing arguments in a case that involved […]

Demanding our Privacy Rights Get a Seat at the Table

April 16, 2019

Brenda McPhail Director of Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project         CCLA is going to court to reset the Waterfront Toronto/Sidewalk Labs smart city project.  A lot of people say, “wait for the plan, nothing has happened yet. Even if the plan is approved, it will take a long time for shovels […]

CCLA Commences Proceedings Against Waterfront Toronto

April 16, 2019

Today, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association along with co-applicant Lester Brown, commenced proceedings against Waterfront Toronto, and all three levels of government. We are seeking a reset of the Sidewalk Toronto project. Court document below:   “The Google-Waterfront Toronto deal is invalid and needs to be reset. These agreements are contrary to administrative and constitutional […]