Canadian Civil Liberties Hosting Rights Roadshow in Charlottetown

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CHARLOTTETOWN — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) is visiting Prince Edward Island today to teach students about their rights and develop critical thinking skills. The CCLA Rights Roadshow expands upon the CCLA’s existing annual Borovoy High School Conference in Ontario. The expansion to Prince Edward Island and five other provinces is thanks to generous funding from TJX Canada. Grade 9 students from East Wiltshire School will have a chance to critically examine important and current rights issues from multiple perspectives as they engage directly with legal and Charter experts who are working to make …

Trial Begins in Major Constitutional Challenge Targeting Racial Profiling

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POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE DÉBUT DU PROCÈS DANS LE CADRE D’UNE CONTESTATION CONSTITUTIONNELLE CONTRE LE PROFILAGE RACIAL MONTRÉAL, le 30 mai 2022 — Une importante contestation constitutionnelle des pouvoirs de détention arbitraire de la police commence ce matin à la Cour supérieure du Québec. La poursuite, qui est intentée par Joseph-Christopher Luamba, un résident noir de Montréal, et l’Association canadienne des libertés civiles (« ACLC »), en sa qualité d’intervenante à titre conservatoire, conteste le pouvoir de la police d’interpeller et de détenir arbitrairement des conducteurs sans soupçon, sauf à des points de contrôle de la sobriété. L’action en justice …

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Don’t Let Texas Break the Internet, TechFreedom Urges Supreme Court

In Rights by Michael Rae

Last week, just two days after hearing oral argument, and without issuing an opinion, the Fifth Circuit stayed a district court order blocking enforcement of HB 20, Texas’s social media speech regulation—which means the law is now in effect, during litigation over its constitutionality. This startingly radical move placed in Reaqd more at TechFreedom.org

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FCC Must Not Overstep Authority to Prevent Digital Discrimination

In Rights by Michael Rae

The 2021 infrastructure bill allocates $65 billion for broadband and commands the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to make rules to “facilitate” equal access to broadband, including “preventing digital discrimination.” Yesterday, TechFreedom filed comments on the FCC’s inquiry about how to implement that command under Section 60506 of the Infrastructure Investment Reaqd more at TechFreedom.org

Phone Searches at the Border: Bill S-7 Fails to Protect Privacy

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A long-awaited attempt to amend the Customs Act signals a belated and half-hearted recognition by government that searching through the intimate details of our lives contained on our phone or laptop is not the same as digging through a box or suitcase holding a couple shirts and some socks. Bill S-7, which would amend the Customs Act and the Preclearance Act, 2016 (the “Acts”), was recently introduced in the Senate and will soon be sent to the Standing Committee on National Security and Defence for study. The Bill was made necessary by a key judgement …

Applying the Charter Outside of Canada

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Does the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply to the actions of law enforcement agencies when they are pursuing an investigation outside of Canada? That is the issue that will be before the Supreme Court of Canada on May 19, 2022 in McGregor v Her Majesty the Queen (SCC 39543). In that case, Corporal McGregor, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, was being investigated by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) for alleged criminal violations. Although the CFNIS was doing the investigation and conducted a search of Cpl McGregor’s residence in the …

CCLA to Appear Before Supreme Court in Safe Third Country Agreement Case

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CCLA has been granted leave to intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case concerning the constitutionality of the ‘Safe Third Country Agreement’ –  an agreement that designates the United States as a ‘safe’ country for refugees. As a result of this designation, almost all refugees who enter Canada over land from the United States are deemed ineligible to make a refugee claim, and are subject to deportation and imprisonment in the United States. There are also significant barriers to individuals pursuing refugee protection in the United States, making it more likely that …

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Letting Texas’s Unconstitutional Online Speech Code Take Effect Is “Startlingly Radical”

In Rights by Michael Rae

Today, just two days after hearing oral argument, and without issuing an opinion, the Fifth Circuit stayed a district court order blocking enforcement of HB 20, Texas’s social media speech regulation. “This is a startlingly radical move,” said Corbin K. Barthold, TechFreedom Internet Policy Counsel. “Especially when considered alongside some of Reaqd more at TechFreedom.org

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Has Congress really thought through its latest antitrust proposals?

In Rights by Michael Rae

Americans should be able to trust that their members of Congress will consider all the implications of the bills they write. On February 2, we wrote the Senate Judiciary Committee two letters warning them that the Open App Markets Act would have serious effects on users’ online experience, privacy, and Reaqd more at TechFreedom.org

CCLA Response to Federal Government Announcement of Emergencies Act Inquiry

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Abby Deshman, Director of the Criminal Justice program for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, made the following statement: Today’s comments from the federal government setting out their vision for the emergencies act inquiry fell short. The government’s remarks demonstrate that they are hoping for an inquiry that will look primarily at the actions of the protesters. But the requirement to call an inquiry was put into the Emergencies Act to ensure a robust examination of the government’s use of emergency powers. The broader context is important, but the government’s attempts to divert attention from their own actions is …

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Revisions to the Merger Guidelines Should Be Incremental

In Rights by Michael Rae

Yesterday, TechFreedom filed comments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to the agencies’ Request for Information regarding potential revisions to the Horizontal and Vertical Merger Guidelines. TechFreedom’s comments explain that the Merger Guidelines have succeeded in significant part because they do not try Reaqd more at TechFreedom.org

Three Stories of Housing Discrimination

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