Civil Liberties


Landlords and tenants to fight out right to grow medical marijuana under new regulations | Oct 27 2016 | Claudia Pedrero, Lauren Blumas, Pro Bono | While new regulations governing the growth of medical marijuana provide a quick solution for the issue of reasonable access, they leave the tough questions for tenants and housing providers.
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Adam Capay is a case study in the banality of evil [with updates] | Oct 26 2016 | J. Baglow | Adam Capay, a young Indigenous man, has been kept in solitary confinement for four years without trial. He has been driven to the brink of mental illness. The minister in charge says, "Tough."
The Liberals' new discussion paper on Bill C-51 reads like a defence of the bill it's supposed to fix | Oct 24 2016 | Kyle Curlew | The Liberal government has recently released a document called "Our Security, Our Rights: National Security Green Paper."
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Free speech and the cruel shackles of empathy and mutual respect | Oct 23 2016 | Mercedes Allen | A nuanced dissection of UofT professor Jordan Peterson's campaign against trans* people in the name of free speech.
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Canada's torture consumers and the faux national security consultation | Oct 21 2016 | Matthew Behrens | Anyone following discussions on the ultimate disposition of the Harper regime's C-51 "anti-terror" legislation will soon be hearing a lot about "SIRC" -- the Security Intelligence Review Committee.
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This week's C-51 hearings may have been flawed, but we made sure your message was heard loud and clear | Oct 21 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | As the public hearings on the unpopular Bill C-51 culminate in Halifax tonight, let's look back at how the consultations unfolded throughout the week, and where we go next
Laura Tribe testifying at C-51 public hearings in Vancouver | Oct 20 2016 | Marie Aspiazu | OpenMedia's Executive Director testified at yesterday's C-51 public hearings in Vancouver on behalf of 300,000+ Canadians who have spoken out against the unpopular Harper legislation.
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Liberals launch public consultation on national security | Oct 16 2016 | Redeye Collective | Micheal Vonn of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association says it’s imperative for Canadians to participate if they have concerns about the new security powers brought in under Bill C-51.
Can Quebec take a joke? Comedy and human rights clash in court | Oct 15 2016 | Cara Sabatini | Quebecois comedian Mike Ward is appealing a ruling by the province's human rights tribunal against offensive jokes he made about a teenager.
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Pardon Snowden | Oct 14 2016 | President Obama needs to know the world supports this.
Nothing 'sunny' about Canadian's extradition to France. Why should China be any different? | Oct 13 2016 | Gerry Caplan | Two years ago, Dr. Hassan Diab was extradited to France and immediately imprisoned on spurious and very rocky charges. With Trudeau considering an extradition treaty with China, should we be worried?

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