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Our newest t-shirt is hot off the press. Show your support for Canadian Civil Liberties Association, human rights, freedom and justice for all with this double-sided, 100% cotton t-shirt. Printed in white: #rights #freedom #justice is on the front with the CCLA’s logo on the back just below the neckline.
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Acting for Freedom
Nominated for a Canadian Authors Association award! The Canadian Civil Liberties Association celebrates its 50th anniversary with this overview of its activities–sometimes quiet and sometimes strident–as a watchdog and safeguard for Canadians and their rights as citizens. Through a series of discussions and interviews, a picture of Canada over the last half-century evolves. From the Charter of Freedoms to life and death matters such as abortion and the death penalty through to public security vs. the right to privacy. A fascinating look at the civil rights many of us take for granted.
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Best known as General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, a position he held for over 40 years, A. Alan Borovoy was at the centre of many of the most profound and difficult public debates of last half century. In At the Barricades, Borovoy reflects on the events that shaped the Canadian political legal landscape from the Cold War of the 1950s and ’60s to the “war on terrorism” in the 21st century. Along the way, he provides a first-hand account of Québec’s FLQ crisis of 1970, abortion protests, the battles over free speech, hate speech, and pornography, and the struggles to protect the rights of Aboriginal peoples, the economically disadvantaged, and victims of police misconduct. This book recounts the life of an activist; always principled and compassionate, usually controversial, often funny, and never dull. It should be read by anyone who is interested in how we got to where we are today and concerned about where we are going.
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That’s Not Fair!
With imagination and humour, That’s Not Fair! taps into children’s natural sense of justice and makes it easy and fun to think and talk about the rights and freedoms of people in a democracy. The award-winning book is made up of six short stories starring Mayor Moe and the City Council of a “sometimes wacky” Canadian city. In each story, the group is presented with a problem and they make a decision to address the problem with a new law, only to discover unintended consequences. The child-friendly topics include things such as, ‘Should you be allowed to search someone’s bag because you think they have something of yours?’ and ‘Does it make sense to have a law that states people can say only nice things?’ After each story there’s a series of questions to consider and discuss. This encourages young readers to look at all sides of an issue and it engages their critical thinking skills and fosters empathy for other people’s points of view.
2017 – Skipping Stones Honor List, Skipping Stones Magazine, Winner
2016 – Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winner
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