Category Archives: Press Releases

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

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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

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OCLA supports opponents of Ontario’s vague and unfair planning law

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) sides with Ottawa residents who are challenging the constitutionality of the so-called “minor variance” bylaw-variance provision of Ontario’s Planning Act. Dr. Hadi Salmasian’s constitutional challenge of section 45(1) of the Planning Act, his challenge … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Ontario must fix its uniquely defective privacy protection laws

Media Advisory: The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) asked each of the leaders of the four main political parties of Ontario to commit to fixing the egregiously flawed access to information and protection of privacy laws of Ontario. To this date, … Continue reading

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Release: Jeannette Tossounian to Receive the 2017 OCLA Civil Liberties Award

(Ottawa, October 16, 2017) — The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) will present its 2017 Civil Liberties Award to Jeannette Tossounian at a public event in Ottawa, Ontario, on Friday October 27 (7pm, PSAC building, 233 Gilmour St., Ottawa, Ontario). … Continue reading

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