Author Archives: admin

Release: Facebook purge of political content is a fundamental assault against democracy

(Ottawa — October 13, 2018) The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) is concerned that Facebook has actuated a massive purge of accounts that feature independent journalism and political content, for the reasons given of alleged spamming, profit seeking, misrepresentation of … Continue reading

Posted in Press Releases | Comments Off on Release: Facebook purge of political content is a fundamental assault against democracy

Ottawa developer ordered by LPAT to complete a Phase-I environmental site assessment

PDF document of this post: LINK. SUMMARY: The Committee of Adjustment (COA) of the City of Ottawa has been disregarding provincial environmental protection law and policy in approving triplexes and other buildings by so-called “minor variance applications” in Old Ottawa … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario Planning Act, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Ottawa developer ordered by LPAT to complete a Phase-I environmental site assessment

Final submissions in the constitutional challenge against Ontario’s vague bylaw variance law

The OCLA is providing legal research support in Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional appeal against section 45(1) of Ontario’s Planning Act. The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) appeal no. PL180613 will be heard and is open to the public here: 10:00 … Continue reading

Posted in Ontario Planning Act, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Final submissions in the constitutional challenge against Ontario’s vague bylaw variance law

OCLA statement on the notwithstanding clause controversy

Doug Ford, Harper gerrymandering, activist judgements, media blind spots, and freedom of expression Ontario Civil Liberties Association statement on the notwithstanding clause controversy (Ottawa, September 12, 2018) — The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) has expertise in the law of … Continue reading

Posted in OCLA Opinion Statements, Press Releases | Comments Off on OCLA statement on the notwithstanding clause controversy

BLG lawyer asks LPAT to consider denying full right to appeal urban development decision

In today’s latest development of the case of Ottawa homeowner appellant Dr. Hadi Salmasian [see: “OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law”], a lawyer from the BLG law firm representing the developer has asked the Local Planning … Continue reading

Posted in Blog posts, Ontario Planning Act, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on BLG lawyer asks LPAT to consider denying full right to appeal urban development decision