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Drug Recognition Expert’s opinions shouldn’t be taken as incontrovertible evidence

February 23, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, Ont.  ̶  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is disappointed that the Supreme Court of Canada is allowing a subjective evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert to be used as evidence without a safeguard test. At issue in the before the SCC in R. v. Bingley was whether the road-side opinion evidence […]

Rights group launches FOI request on U.S. border agency travel ban actions at Canadian airports

February 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 10, 2017 TORONTO  ̶  Opponents of President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 Executive Order restricting the travel of individuals from seven predominantly Muslim nations scored a victory in appeals court in Washington state last night, but many questions remain about how the ban was and could once again be enforced, particularly at overseas […]

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Press Release: Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition

February 4, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saturday, February 4, 2017  Canadian Coalition of Lawyers and Advocates Staff Airports to Ensure Immigrants With Valid Visas Can Get to the United States Legal professionals and students are currently monitoring major airports across Canada   Montreal, QC, Toronto, ON, Ottawa, ON, Vancouver, BC: The Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition is deploying volunteer […]

CCLA calls for concrete action from Canadian government on U.S. travel ban

January 29, 2017

STATEMENT FROM THE CANADIAN CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION REGARDING IMPACT IN CANADA ON REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS OF THE JAN. 27 UNITED STATES EXECUTIVE ORDER (“PROTECTING THE NATION FROM TERRORIST ATTACKS BY FOREIGN NATIONALS”) TORONTO — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association deplores the Executive Order (“Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals”) issued by United […]

‘Small voices’ could still be silenced by B.C. election rules

‘Small voices’ could still be silenced by B.C. election rules

January 26, 2017

Supreme Court  ruling clarifies ‘self-expression’   TORONTO, Ont.  ̶  The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is pleased the Supreme Court of Canada has clarified that wearing t-shirts or displaying a bumper sticker does not equate to advertising during elections. However, today’s decision in B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v British Columbia (Attorney General) could […]

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Privacy, free expression rights at issue in SCC’s ruling on B.C. election law

January 25, 2017

TORONTO, Ont.  ̶  Tomorrow, Jan. 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada will release its decision in B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association v Attorney General of British Columbia. British Columbia’s Elections Act currently requires anyone engaged in election advertising to provide their full name and full address to an on-line public register regardless […]

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CCLA supports #WomensMarch Canada

January 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, Ont.  ̶  This Saturday, Jan. 21, staff and supporters of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association will join hundreds of thousands of people across North America marching for women’s rights. Busloads of Canadians will be making their way to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the Women’s March on Washington. At the same […]

New INCLO report shows how surveillance is violating rights in democracies around the world

November 1, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON — Edward Snowden’s revelations of the United States’ mass surveillance collection and storage program have radically altered our understanding of digital surveillance and the way intelligence agencies operate. However, outside the major “Five Eyes” countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia — the range of digital […]

CCLA To Launch New INCLO Report on Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons

May 2, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Montreal, QC — This Wednesday, May 4, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) will launch a new report in Canada on the health consequences of crowd control weapons, published in collaboration with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) of which CCLA is a member.  […]

CCLA and INCLO support Civil Society Space

February 16, 2016

INCLO members condemn the curtailing of civil society space in Russia and the shutdown of Agora The undersigned organizations—members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), who are deeply committed to supporting civil society space—condemn the shutdown of one of INCLO’s member organizations, the Agora Human Rights Association in Russia. The crackdown on […]