Talk Rights is a new online space for the Canadian public to learn about their rights and freedoms. We invite you to explore our growing collection of resources, to contribute your own ideas, stories and priorities to the conversation, to ask the CCLA your burning civil liberties questions, and get involved in the CCLA’s advocacy campaigns. There’s never been a better time to join the conversation about civil liberties in Canada — so let’s talk rights!

 

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Discrimination

An interview with Gary Malkowski, Director of the Canadian Hearing Society

April 11, 2018

An interview with Gary Malkowski, the Vice President at the Canadian Hearing Society.

Police Accountability

Who polices the police?: Civilian police oversight in Canada

March 20, 2017

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section […]

Voter Rights

Voting in Canada: The First Past the Post System

January 25, 2018

As Canadians, the importance of our democratic right to vote is upheld under section 3 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Privacy & Access Rights

What’s a VPN? How does it work? And what privacy benefit does it offer?

April 11, 2018

virtual private networks (VPN) can add an additional layer of privacy while browsing the internet. This article explains how VPNs work and explores their privacy implications.

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Share Your Story

Support the CCLA by sharing your goals, experiences, priorities and questions with us here. This space features surveys and questionnaires to help the CCLA’s team of advocates better understand the civil liberties issues that are facing you and your community. Feedback you share here will directly impact the CCLA’s work, inform future content for TalkRights […]

Frequently Asked (Civil Liberties) Questions

Do you have a question about your civil liberties? Read something in the news lately that made you wonder about the state of your rights and freedoms in Canada?

Current Issues

Cell phones and Canadian Courts: Some Recent Cases

April 11, 2018

Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about the CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section of […]

The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act- An Overview

April 11, 2018

The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNDA), or Bill S-201, passed into law on May 4th 2017. The bill, along with amendments in the Canadian Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act, prohibits companies and employers from requiring genetic testing or the results of genetic tests.

Medical Assistance in Dying (former Bill C-14)

April 11, 2018

Much has changed since the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Carter v Canada. In this ruling, the court decided that the prohibition on physician assisted dying was unconstitutional and that assisted dying was a right to adults suffering from “grievous and irremediable” medical illnesses.[1] In response, parliament drafted and ratified Bill C-14, Medical Assistance in Dying.

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About Talk Rights

TalkRights is a new space for the Canadian public to learn about their rights and freedoms online. Check out this section to learn about the project and to find out how you or your organization can get involved.

The TalkRights project was funded with generous support from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s Community Investment Program. We thank CIRA for their recognition of the importance of civil liberties advocacy and education in Canada.

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