Explore current civil liberties issues arising in the news, before the courts, in government and in the streets.
This page includes two great sources to learn more about current issues relating to civil liberties in Canada.
First, CCLA is now excited to include in-depth breakdowns of new bills and legislation and other new material produced by volunteers, under the heading “Current Issues”.
This space is also the new home of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association’s longstanding rights and freedoms monitoring blog, RightsWatch. RightsWatch is a joint project of CCLA and Pro Bono Students Canada. Updated and maintained by law students across the country, it compiles local and national news and events regarding basic rights and freedoms in Canada.
The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent CCLA or Pro Bono Students Canada’s policies or positions. For official publications, key reports, position papers, legal documentation, and up-to-date news about CCLA’s work check out the In Focus section of our website.
Being convicted of an offense in the Criminal Code has the potential for imprisonment. 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
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
Canada’s national security interests have been enforced by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) since 1984.