Talk Rights is an 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

Qu’est-ce que la discrimination ?

March 15, 2019

La discrimination est une action ou une décision défavorable envers une personne ou un groupe de personnes dont la justification repose sur un motif discriminatoire.

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

Non-Citizen Voting Rights

March 11, 2019

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 […]

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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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

An Overview of the Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure

March 15, 2019

Being convicted of an offense in the Criminal Code has the potential for imprisonment.[1] Because of this, criminal laws and their application engage one of the most important civil liberties protected under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Un bref historique sur l’article 33 de la Charte canadienne

March 15, 2019

Mieux connu sous les noms clause dérogatoire ou clause nonobstant, l’article 33 de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés est une disposition unique en son genre en droit canadien

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS): past and present

March 15, 2019

Canada’s national security interests have been enforced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) since 1984.

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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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