Sex ed legal challenge continues

March 18, 2019

The Divisional Court determined the other week that the applications of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be heard together. CCLA has originally secured a date of Sept. 24 before the Divisional Court, but now both applications will be heard in November. 

Open Letter from CCLA: Calling for a Reset on Waterfront Toronto

March 5, 2019

OPEN LETTER  March 5, 2019  The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 The Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Toronto, ON M7A 1A1  His Worship John Tory Mayor of Toronto 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2  RE: Waterfront Toronto Reset Dear Prime Minister, Premier […]

Press Releases

CCLA Wins Important Battle Against Feds on Solitary Confinement

December 17, 2018

For immediate release — The feds were scolded today by the Chief Justice of Ontario and its highest court, which rejected Canada’s request for another 7 months to fix their unconstitutional solitary confinement law. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association succeeded in having parts of the federal law struck down in late 2017, after which the […]

FEDERAL SOLITARY CONFINEMENT PLANS UNRAVEL

November 19, 2018

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 For immediate release — TORONTO — The federal government has failed to meet its Ontario court-imposed deadline of tomorrow to fix its solitary confinement laws.  So it has to beg the Ontario Court of Appeal for an extension this week. “The feds have really bungled it this time,” said Michael Bryant, […]

Press release – rights groups challenging solitary confinement in court release joint statement on Bill C-83

October 16, 2018

Today the three organizations fighting the federal government in BC and Ontario courts on solitary confinement responded to Bill C-83, tabled this morning by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. “What this bill shows is that this government knows that the current system of solitary confinement cannot continue. The question is whether this bill meets the constitutional standard,” said the BC Civil Liberties Association, Canadian Civil Liberties Association and John Howard Society of Canada, in a joint statement.

UPDATE: CCLA and ETFO sex-ed legal challenges to be heard together

September 24, 2018

The Divisional Court determined the other week that the applications of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario will be heard together. CCLA has originally secured a date of Sept. 24 before the Divisional Court, but now both applications will be heard in November. 

CCLA, INCLO and others welcome historic win against mass surveillance in U.K.

September 14, 2018

Many of the undersea cables carrying the world’s internet traffic route through the U.K., which makes it inevitable that communications originating in Canada are frequently caught up in U.K. mass surveillance activities. Further, Canada is a participant in intelligence sharing activities with the U.K., the U.S. and others as a member of the Five Eyes Intelligence alliance. Not only are Canadians affected by the problem of mass surveillance, but we need to pay attention to this ruling at home.

CCLA joins coalition calling for Ontario government to reinstate 2015 sex-ed curriculum

July 17, 2018

TORONTO, ON (July 16, 2018) — March for Our Education, Leadnow and the undersigned are unswayed by the Minister of Education’s response to the groundswell of Ontarians who are outraged that this government would deprive students of the fact-based 2015 sex-education curriculum. The groups, who are calling for the Ontario government to reinstate the newer […]

Premier Ford’s back-to-work legislation will violate civil liberties, hurt students

July 16, 2018

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — TORONTO, ON –The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario have joined with striking workers at York University to voice their opposition to the new Conservative government’s “back-to-work” legislation. “Our members went on strike more than four months ago because we were experiencing firsthand how the quality […]

INCLO Report Release: Defending Dissent: State Practices that Protect and Promote the Right to Protest

June 27, 2018

New international report makes recommendations on how the rights to protest can be protected and promoted by governments. (27 June 2018 — Geneva, Switzerland) The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) and the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (IHRC) launched a report today that provides practical guidance on […]