News from Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) promotes legal protection of civil rights and liberties, particularly with reference to freedom of expression, police powers, and government intrusions. The CCLA organizes court interventions, presents briefs to provincial and federal legislative committees, and provides deputations to public inquiries. Their education programme provides seminars and workshops in schools and education faculties. Please note that the CCLA cannot offer legal representation.More information
If you're planning to demonstrate, says the CCLA, be safe, be careful, and know your rights. They have prepared a one-page pdf that outlines your rights and responsibilities at protests in Canada.
The CCLA argued in Supt. Fenton's case that police cannot indiscriminately arrest people attending or observing a peaceful protest without violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling on federal election candidates to recognize their duty to uphold the Charter and promise to ensure accountability in law-making.
CCLA and Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies Launch Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement in Prisons
"The link between torture, cruel treatment and solitary confinement is too important for Canadians to remain silent," said Sukanya Pillay, General Counsel and Executive Director of CCLA.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) are launching a project to help people who are in need of legal services for SLAPP lawsuits.
When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Fateux Hall, Room 135
Admission: Free, and no registration required
September 20: CCLA RightsWatch Conference - New Challenges and Strategies in the Civil Liberties Landscape
What: CCLA RightsWatch 2014 - FORGING THE PATH AHEAD: New Challenges and Strategies in the Civil Liberties Landscape
When: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Where: Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2602, Toronto
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association's RightsWatch Conference is an annual event that brings together leading academics and practitioners to discuss important civil liberties issues of the day.
When: Friday, September 19, 2014
Where: Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas Street West, Suite 2602 Toronto, ON
Who: Co-Sponsors: Osgoode Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Details: $50 Registration fee; $25 Registration for students and CCLA members; Eligible for up to 5 substantive LSUC CLE hours
To register: Click here
The symposium includes scholars and activists who will present short pieces which explore the relationship between gender and civil liberties in particular legal contexts.
When: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Where: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto
This is billed as "A discussion in recognition of International Prisoner Justice Day," and includes speakers Sukanya Pillay, CCLA, Ryan Fritsch, LAO, and Kerri Joffe, ARCH Disability Law Centre.
When: June 3 & 4, 6:30 p.m., reception, 7:30 p.m., performance
Where: Arts & Letter Club, 14 Elm St., just north of Yonge & Dundas
RSVP: Please give the performance date and number of guests to rsvpshoeprojecttoronto@gmail.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association invites you to The Shoe Project's performance of "Standing Room Only III: An Evening of Shoe Stories From Around the Globe."
Passing the bill would enact anti-SLAPP (strategic law suits against public participation) legislation, and help to protect freedom of expression in Ontario.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says the ban is a very troubling development and may well be unconstitutional.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association's education arm, the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET), has teaching and learning resources on their website.
Date Friday, September 20, keynote and reception; Saturday, September 21, all-day conference
Place Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University,
Early Bird registration available until August 1. Discussions on the impact of new technologies and modes of communication on legal and societal understandings of privacy, freedom of expression, and the media.
Date Monday, June 10, 2013
Time 10 a.m. ET
Place Room 130-S Centre Block, House of Commons
Contact Massimo Bergamini, InterChange Public Affairs, (613) 290 5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCLA's Nathalie Des Rosiers is holding a press conference on June 10 to outline the CCLA's concerns in relation to discrimination against international students in varsity collegiate sports.
In the Huffington Post, Canadian Civil Liberties Association Director of Education, Danielle McLaughlin, writes about the fine line between teaching about something and indoctrinating students to believe in something.
The Youth Rights And Policing project was developed in response to research, reports, and workshops with young people, all of which pointed to troubling issues concerning certain interactions between police and youth, in particular racialized youth.
Musicians, painters, dancers, filmmakers, and other artists are invited to sign on to this project by offering their names to a list supporting the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) argues that the government's new omnibus anti-refugee bill (C-31) targets and hurts innocent families.
In advance of the formal announcement by Canada and the U.S. of the Beyond the Border Action Plan for the North American security perimeter, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Privacy International UK, and the American Civil Liberties Union release 12 "Core Legal Principles" the three organizations believe must be adhered to by both countries.