BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Launch Legal Challenge

2022-06-02T14:32:33+00:00October 13th, 2016|Blogs|

On September 26th, 2016, the BCCLA and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) challenged the current government to protect the rights of Canadians who are facing revocation of their Canadian [...]

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) Challenges Health and Human Rights in Prisons

2022-06-17T17:51:27+00:00October 4th, 2016|Blogs|

We have previously written posts that have cited the far-from-humanitarian practices of prisons in Canada. This includes issues regarding the abuse of solitary confinement, the poor treatment towards the mentally [...]

Queen V. Oswald Villaroman: Can a person be held accountable for files on their computer?

2022-06-17T17:51:27+00:00September 7th, 2016|Blogs|

Early last year, Quebec resident Oscar Villaroman challenged his 2013 conviction for possession of child pornography. The Alberta Court of Appeals overturned the conviction as it excluded other possibilities as [...]

The B.C Civil Liberties Association and Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

2022-06-17T17:51:27+00:00August 24th, 2016|Blogs|

In April of 2015, the B.C Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) reacted to two Supreme Court of Canada decisions which deemed some of the previous government’s legislation regarding criminal law unconstitutional. [...]

Recent Changes to Canadian Legislation: The Repeal of Bill C-24 under the Citizenship Act

2016-09-20T08:37:32+00:00August 24th, 2016|Blogs|

In 2014, Bill C-24 stirred up huge controversy. Essentially, the bill offered two tiers of citizenship – natural born and naturalized – a convoluted and rather controversial move that differentiated [...]

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