Canadian Civil Liberties Association – Position Papers

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The following collection of position papers were produced by the Canadian Civil Liberties between 1968 and 1998.

Click here for the original archival index of submissions (incomplete).

Click here for a list/index of letters written by the CCLA between 1968 and 2000 (with two samples reproduced in the file).

 

Title Agency Year
Maintenance of Roads Across Indian Reserves Sarnia City Council 1968
Meadowsweet Exploration Etobicoke Borough Council 1968
Alleged Behaviour or Misbehaviour of Certain Ontario Magistrates Commission of Inquiry, Toronto 1968
Employment of Gregory Spears York Borough Council Toronto 1968
Suspension of Tim Cressman Newmarket District High School Board, Toronto 1968
Legislation on Hate Propaganda Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 1969
Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Toronto 1969
Police Practices in Ontario Hon. Arthur A. Wishart Attorney General of Ontario 1969
Civil Liberties and the Administration of Public Welfare Hon. John Yaremko Minister of Social and Family Services of Ontario, Toronto 1970
Poverty and Civil Liberties Special Senate Committee on Poverty, Ottawa 1970
War Measures Act Government of Canada 1970
Resolution Requiring Discharge for Advocating FLQ Policies Board of Education, Toronto 1970
Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act Government of Canada 1970
Law Enforcement Policies in Obscenity Matters Board of Commissioners of Police, Metropolitan Toronto 1970
Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Toronto 1970
Civil Liberties and the Administration of Public Welfare Hon. John Yaremko Minister of Social and Family Services of Ontario, Toronto 1970
Poverty and Civil Liberties Special Senate Committee on Poverty, Ottawa 1970
War Measures Act Government of Canada 1970
Resolution Requiring Discharge for Advocating FLQ Policies Board of Education, Toronto 1970
Public Order (Temporary Measures) Act Government of Canada 1970
Law Enforcement Policies in Obscenity Matters Board of Commissioners of Police, Metropolitan Toronto 1970
Emergency Powers Hon. John Turner Minister of Justice of Canada, Ottawa 1970
A Preliminary Point in the Appeal of Mrs. Lillian Carnigan Board of Review, Toronto 1970
Right to Counsel Hon. Otto Lang, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Ottawa 1970
Bill C-6 The Protection of Privacy Act House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1970
Effective Right to Counsel in Ontario Criminal Cases Hon. George A. Kerr, Provincial Secretary for Justice; Hon. Dalton Bales, Attorney General; Hon. John Yaremko, Solicitor General, Toronto 1970
Anti-Loitering By-Law The Corporation of the Town of Oakville 1970
A Preliminary Point In the Appeal of Mrs. Lillian Carrigan The Board of Review 1971
Task Force on Policing in Ontario Task Force on Policing in Ontario 1973
Due Process and the Law of Immigration Hon. Robert Andras Minister of Manpower and Immigration, Ottawa 1974
Conduct of Police Forces at Fort Erie on the 11th of May, 1974 Royal Commission, St. Catharines 1974
Metropolitan Toronto Review of Citizen-Police Complaint Procedure Arthur Maloney, Toronto 1974
Public Complaints, Internal Discipline and Grievance Procedure Within the RCMP Commission of Inquiry, Ottawa 1974
Task Force on Legal Aid Task Force on Legal Aid 1974
 Public Complaints, Internal Discipline and Grievance Procedures Within the RCMP  Public Complaints, Internal Discipline and Grievance Procedures Within the RCMP 1974
Case of Rene Vaillancourt and the Issue of Capital Punishment Government of Canada, Ottawa 1975
Immigration Policy of the Parliament of Canada Immigration Policy of the Parliament of Canada 1975
Bill C-83 Peace and Security House of Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1976
Bill C-84 Capital Offences House of Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1976
Police Practices and the Morand Report Hon. John P. MacBeth, Solicitor General of Ontario, Toronto 1976
The Royal Commission Into Metropolitan Toronto Police Practices The Royal Commission Into Metropolitan Toronto Police Practices 1976
Police Practices and the Morand Report The Honourable John P. MacBeth, Q.C., Solicitor General of Ontario 1976
Review of Ontario Human Rights Code Ontario Human Rights Commission, Toronto 1977
Inquiry into Maximum Security Institutions of the Canadian Penitentiary Service House of Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1977
Involuntary Civil Commitment Hon. Dennis Timbrell Minister of Health for Ontario, Toronto 1977
Federal Government’s Human Rights Bill House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1977
Amending the Protection of Privacy Act Hon. Ron Basford, Minister of Justice of Canada 1977
Federal Government’s Immigration Bill C-24 House of Commons Standing Committee on Labour, Manpower and Immigration, Ottawa 1977
Priorities and Procedures for the Commission’s Proceedings Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1978
Addendum to Submissions Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1978
Bill C-26 Mail Opening House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1978
Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy 1978
Veterinary Licensing Practices Ontario Human Rights Commission, Toronto 1979
Public Disclosure and the Official Secrets Act Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1979
Emergency Powers and the War Measures Act Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1979
Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Confidentiality of Health Records In the Province of Ontario Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Confidentiality of Health Records In the Province of Ontario 1979
Veterinary Licensing Practices Ontario Human Rights Commission 1979
Submissions of Commission Counsel Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1980
Bill 201 Police Complaints Machinery Committee on Neighbourhoods, Housing, Fire and Legislation City of Toronto 1980
Contact School Investigation Metropolitan Toronto Board of Commissioners of Police 1980
RCMP Wrongdoing Hon. Robert Kaplan Solicitor General of Canada, Ottawa 1980
Submissions of Commission Counsel Commission of Inquiry Concerning Certain Activities of the RCMP, Ottawa 1980
Charter of Rights and Freedoms Special Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Constitution, Ottawa 1980
Emergency Proposals Metropolitan Toronto Executive Committee 1980
Toronto Bathhouse Raids Hon. R. Roy McMurtry Solicitor General of Ontario, Toronto 1981
Bill C-43 Accessibility of Government Information and the Protection of Personal Information House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs, Ottawa 1981
Civilian-Police Complaint Machinery Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations of the City of Toronto, Toronto 1981
Ross Dowson, the RCMP and the Principles of Prosecutorial Discertion Hon. R. Roy McMurtry Attorney General of Ontario, Toronto 1981
Ontario Human Rights Code – Bill 7 Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Resources Development, Toronto 1981
Ontario Government Bill on Civilian Complaints Against the Police City of Toronto Executive Committee, Toronto 1981
Bill 68 Complaints Against Metropolitan Toronto Police Standing Committee on Administration of Justice of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Toronto 1981
Security, Intelligence and the Report of the MacDonald Commission Hon. Robert Kaplan Solicitor General of Canada, Ottawa 1982
Emergency Planning Order Standing Joint Parliamentary Committee on Regulations and Other Statutory Instruments, Ottawa 1982
Prosecution of RCMP Wrongdoers Hon. Mark McGuigan Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Ottawa 1983
Bill C-157 National Security Special Committee of the Senate on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service 1983
Policing Policies in Orillia Orillia City Council 1983
The Prosecution of RCMP Wrongdoers The Honourable Mark MeGuigan Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 1983
Special House of Commons Committee on Visible Minorities Special House of Commons Committee on Visible Minorities 1983
The Ratification of Campus Groups University Students’ Council, University of Western Ontario 1984
Bill C-9 National Security House of Commons Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs 1984
Pornography and the Law Special Committee on Pornography and Prostitution 1984
Bill C-109 National Security Hon. Robert Kaplan, Ottawa 1984
Interventions in Public Interest Litigation Supreme Court of Canada, Ottawa 1984
Union Access to the Eaton Centre Neighbourhoods Committee, Toronto City Hall 1984
Bill C-9 National Security The Honourable Robert Kaplan Solicitor General of Canada 1984
Electro Convulsive Therapy Review Committee Electro Convulsive Therapy Review Committee 1984
Bill 30 Public Funding for Roman Catholic Separate Secondary Schools Standing Committee on Social Development 1985
Bill C-49 Street Prostitution Legislative Committee, House of Commons, Ottawa 1985
Video Surveillance by Police of Public Washrooms Hon. Ken Keyes Solicitor General of Ontario 1986
Social Assistance and the “Man in the House” Rule Hon. John Sweeney, Minister of Community and Social Services of Ontario 1986
Bill C-77 The Emergencies Act Hon. Perrin Beatty Minister of National Defence, Ottawa 1987
Bill C-77 The Emergencies Act Legislative Committee on Bill C-77 (The Emergencies Act) 1988
The Improvement of Police-Community Relations Hon. Ian Scott, Attorney General of Ontario 1989
Religious Education in the Public School Ministerial Inquiry on Religious Education, Ontario 1989
The Five Year Review of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Special Committee on the Review of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Act House of Commons, Ottawa 1990
The De-registration of of Charities and the Right of Free Speech Hon. Otto Jelinek Minister of National Revenue 1990
Bill 107 Police Services Hon. Steven Offer Solicitor General of Ontario 1990
The Improvement of Police Accountability Hon. Mike Farnan Solicitor General of Ontario 1991
Guidelines for Affirmative Action Towards Employment Equity Hon. Elaine Ziemba Minister of Citizenship for Ontario 1991
Mandatory Drug Testing in the Workplace Hon. Bob Mackenzie Minister of Labour for Ontario 1992
Improving Police Accountability Hon. Allan Pilkey Solicitor General of Ontario 1992
Accountability for Police Use of Force Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Board 1992
Bill C-86 Amendments to Immigration Act Hon. Bernard Valcourt Minister of Employment and Immigration 1992
Improving Police Accountability The Honourable Allan Pilkey Solicitor General of Ontario 1992
Amendments to Immigration Act Legislative Committee on Bill C-86 (Immigration) House of Commons 1992
Bill 79 Employment Equity Standing Committee on the Administration of Justice of the Ontario Legislature 1993
Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System Commission on Systemic Racism in the Ontario Criminal Justice System 1993
Framework Regarding Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination in Ontario Universities Hon. Dave Cooke, Minister of Education and Training for Ontario, Toronto 1994
Summary of Recommendations to Metro Toronto Police Services Board Metro Toronto Police Services Board 1995
Summary of Recommendations to Metro Toronto Police Services Board Re Police Intelligence Gathering Metro Toronto Police Services Board 1995
The Role of Education in Combatting Racism Hon. John Snobelen Minister of Education and Training for Ontario, Toronto 1995
Bill C-55 Electronic Monitoring House of Commons Committee on Justice & Legal Affairs (Oral Submission) 1997
Special Investigations Unit 1997
Bill 102 Community Safety Act Administration of Justice Committee Hearing 1997
Bill 142 Social Assistance Reform Act Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Social Development 1997
Guelph Strip Searches Recommendations to Guelph Police Services Board 1998
December/97 Queen’s Park demonstration strip searches Toronto Police Services Board m?. 1998
The Law of Obscenity and Child Pornography Hon. Anne McLellan Minister of Justice for Canada 1998
Safe Streets Act, 1999 Standing Committee on Justice and Social Policy 1998

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