Category Archives: Letters

OCLA letter: Canada’s threatened expulsion of refugee Mohamed Harkat

Update: Response from Minister Goodale dated March 2, 2016. The OCLA has written to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Hon. Ralph Goodale, asking him to stay deportation proceedings against Mohamed Harkat. The letter is posted at the … Continue reading

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OCLA letter: Unconstitutionality of Canada’s “Hate Speech” Criminal Code Provisions

The OCLA’s intervention letter to the Honourable Mr. Justice Butler of the Supreme Court of British Columbia was sent today. The letter is posted at the URL here, and on Scribd (see below):

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Letter to NDP Leader Thomas Muclair

The OCLA sent the following letter to NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair today, regarding freedom of speech for party candidates, in the context of the NDP’s decision to drop Morgan Wheeldon and Jerry Natanine as candidates because of their opinions regarding the … Continue reading

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Update: National Defence Policy on Searches in Cadet Summer Camps

Last summer, the OCLA wrote to Rear Admiral Jennifer Bennet, Chief Reserves and Cadets of National Defence expressing concerns over sweeping searches of youth participants in Canada’s cadet summer camp programs. The OCLA’s letter was covered in the Ottawa Citizen. … Continue reading

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OCLA Letter to PEN Canada re: “Censorship Tracker”

The OCLA’s letter to PEN Canada regarding the Censorship Tracker website and the case of Mr. Arthur Topham is embedded below and posted online here.

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