Protecting Freedom of Association.

Freedom of association is vital to a democracy and and to protecting the rights of working people to join together to further their collective interests. CCLA embraces a broad understanding of freedom of association as part of the bundle of rights necessary for meaningful citizen participation in our democratic system.

Our Work Protecting Freedom of Association

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CCLA to Defend Democratic Rights Before the Supreme Court of Canada in Working Families Case

April 17, 2024
The Supreme Court of Canada just granted CCLA leave to intervene in the Attorney general…

Bill 124 confirmed unconstitutional by the Ontario Court of Appeal as regards unionized employees

March 21, 2024
The Protecting a Sustainable Public Service for Future Generations Act, 2019 (Bill 124) limited wage…

Emergencies Act FAQs

January 26, 2024
Why did CCLA take the federal government to court to challenge its use of the…

Emergency is Not in the Eye of the Beholder: Federal Court Grants Victory to CCLA in Emergencies Act Challenge

January 23, 2024
TORONTO — The Federal Court of Canada has just issued its decision allowing the Canadian…

CBC News: Ottawa’s use of Emergencies Act against convoy protests was unreasonable, violated Charter, court rules

January 23, 2024
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, executive director of the CCLA, said their win sets a clear and…

Litigation, Costs and Public Interest Groups – CCLA Intervening to Clarify the Law

October 20, 2023
The CCLA, in conjunction with the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) and Democracy Watch, were granted…

Workers’ Rights, Freedom of Association, and Holding the Government to Account: CCLA Intervenes in Ontario Wage Cap Appeal

June 22, 2023
CCLA is intervening before the Ontario Court of Appeal in a case about freedom of…

Workers’ Rights, Freedom of Association, and Holding the Government to Account: CCLA Intervenes in Ontario Wage Cap Appeal

June 16, 2023
CCLA is intervening before the Ontario Court of Appeal in a case about freedom of…

CCLA Fighting to Protect Freedom of Association for All Workers at the Supreme Court of Canada

April 12, 2023
The CCLA is intervening before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case that will…

CCLA Intervening in Tik Tok Injunction Appeal to Protect Space for Digital Activism

January 11, 2023
TikTok teens and duet fiends, take note. The CCLA is intervening in an Ontario court…

CBC News: Ontario government repeals anti-strike law for CUPE education workers

November 15, 2022
After news of the bill's repeal, Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, the executive director and general counsel…

Statement on the Repeal of Bill 28

November 14, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made…

Repeal of Bill 28 – Huge Victory for all Who Fought for Rights and Freedoms in Ontario

November 7, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made the…

Statement on the Passage of Bill 28

November 3, 2022
TORONTO — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made the…

Toronto Star: It’s time to ditch the notwithstanding clause

November 2, 2022
But recently, the Quebec and Ontario governments have shown an alarming trend to resort to…

Statement on Notwithstanding Clause

October 31, 2022
OTTAWA — Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Executive Director of the  Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), made the following…

CCLA to Northwest Territories Chief Public Health Officer

April 20, 2020
We are concerned in particular with the prohibitions on public and private outdoor gatherings contained…

CCLA to Nunavut: Concerns Restricting Gatherings

April 8, 2020
We have grave concerns that the order is unconstitutional. While we appreciate that public health…

Premier Ford’s Back-To-Work Legislation Will Violate Civil Liberties, Hurt Students

July 16, 2018
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario have joined with striking…

CCLA Follows Up On YorkU Strike

June 1, 2018
The following letter was sent to Ms. Lucy Fromowitz on May 30, 2018.