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Timeline: Protests in Canada

April 18, 2017

The right to dissent is fundamental to democracy and protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Click on the image below for a timeline that includes some significant Canadian protests.     Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here […]

Unexpected Eyes: Surveillance Beyond Borders

April 12, 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 […]

Cultivating Healthy Online Privacy Habits

April 11, 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 […]

Peer Privacy Protectors Guidebook

March 30, 2017

The Peer Privacy Protectors Project (PPPP) was created by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to improve communication and education about privacy rights and risks for youth, who are among the most frequent users of technology in Canada. Over the course of a year, a group of teens aged 13-19 learned about privacy and how to […]

Guide Pour Bien Comprendre Le Droit De Vote Au Canada

February 9, 2017

Le droit de vote est sans l’ombre d’un doute l’un des grands piliers de la démocratie moderne. Cette note de recherche permettra d’en identifier la nature et les enjeux contemporains. Dans un premier temps, un rapide survol historique de son exercice au Canada, tant à la période pré-Confédérative qu’à la période post-confédérative permettra d’en cerner l’origine. Dans un deuxième temps, une analyse des textes législatifs provinciaux et fédéraux servira à fixer le cadre légal entourant son exercice. Finalement, les principaux enjeux l’entourant seront abordés à la lumière de l’actualité des dernières années.
Historique du droit de vote au Canada

Should the Snowden Revelations Matter to Canadians?

February 9, 2017

On November 2nd, 2016, Edward Snowden spoke to a mob of lively McGill University students in a jam-packed auditorium. Snowden, the notorious whistleblower who leaked thousands of secret documents to media outlets around the world, is remains wanted by the American government on espionage charges. Yet, Snowden was clearly a popular figure among the McGill students, who applauded and yelled with zeal

Combatting Apathy: Why Privacy Matters

February 9, 2017

Our lives are more transparent than ever before. Almost every instance of human activity generates some form of electronic record. Whether it be a purchase, a text message or e-mail sent, or a trip taken, a variety of organizations are following the digital tracks our journey through life inevitably leaves behind. Even a stroll through a busy downtown district is recorded on camera. This is not science fiction,

The Current State of Mental Health in Canada

February 9, 2017

Mental health has long been recognized as a fundamental aspect of one’s health, however under our current health regime the majority of mental health services do not meet the eligibility requirement of “medically necessary.”

10 Key Resources: Canadian Government Surveillance

December 1, 2016

In recent decades, information technology has seen incredible developments. As a result, the surveillance capabilities of the Canadian government have also expanded rapidly. It’s been argued that surveillance practices are outpacing the laws designed to manage them, putting the privacy of Canadian citizens at risk.
If you’re interested in learning more about this crucial topic, here are ten online resources to get you started.

In The News: Personal Health Information Privacy

November 25, 2016

  Want to learn about your rights related to personal health information but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started.   General Information and Opinions Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: What Organization to Contact if you have a Privacy Issue Health Canada: […]