Information About CCLA Rights Watch
- Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Students’ Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
On February 14, 2019 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that students have a reasonable expectation of privacy over their bodies in schools in the R. v. Jarvis decision. Jarvis was a high school teacher who recorded female students doing ordinary school activities through a hidden camera inside a p … Read more »
- Anti-Black Racism in the Criminal Justice System
The impact of race on the criminal justice system—the death penalty, in particular—will be considered by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal, as the Justices hear Keith Tharpe’s appeal of a 1990 murder conviction. Death row inmates are beginning to point out blatant anti-black racism in jurors, and the … Read more »
- Do Criminals Struggling with Mental Health Issues Deserve Canadian Residency on Human & Compassionate Grounds?
Picture this: A family moves from the Netherlands to Canada with their seven month old son. The son grows up, goes to Canadian schools, makes Canadian friends and speaks English. At 16, the son is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, beginning a downwards spiral. He spends the next few decades in and ou … Read more »
- B.C.’s Political Parties Turning Over Voter’s Personal Information to Facebook
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia has released a report detailing B.C.’s political parties’ disclosure of voter information to Facebook. The Privacy Commissioner’s investigators found that political parties turn over personal information of voters to social … Read more »
- Second Amendment Rights
In the United States, there are nine times more deaths via gun violence than in Canada. There is no federal license for gun owners, and no national gun registry in the US. The issue of gun control is contentious in America, due to a succession of mass shootings in recent decades and calls from many … Read more »
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