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Release: OCLA statement on the hiring of third-party psychiatrists and psychologists to opine on the dangerousness of individuals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – ONTARIO CIVIL LIBERTIES ASSOCIATION POSITION STATEMENT AND INVITATION TO VICTIMS The widespread practice of hiring third-party psychiatrists and psychologists to opine on the dangerousness of individuals is repugnant in a free and democratic society, OCLA (Ottawa, … Continue reading

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Communiqué : ALCO prend position sur la pratique consistant à faire appel à des tiers psychiatres et psychologues pour juger de la dangerosité des individus

La pratique généralisée consistant à faire appel à des tiers psychiatres et psychologues pour juger de la dangerosité des individus est répugnante dans une société libre et démocratique, ALCO (Ottawa, le 23 octobre 2018) – Il est devenu courant en … Continue reading

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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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