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Cases and Law Reform

The BCCLA leads reform work by issuing policy submissions to all levels of government and taking a firm stance on issues that lead to policy change within our communities. With many ongoing cases, the BCCLA centres on protecting our community members’ fundamental rights and freedoms with every submission. 

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R v Bykovets is a case that will determine whether Canadians have a reasonable expectation...
This case was brought by a group of Ontario youth who are arguing that Ontario’s...
Joseph Power was convicted of two criminal offences in the 1990s, and completed his sentences...
York Region District School Board v. Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario is a case that...
The BCCLA has intervened in R v Edwards et al. to ensure that members of...
WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR RIGHT NOW

No Justice in Isolation

Challenging “Lockdowns” in Canadian Prisons   On October 12, 2021, the BCCLA filed a lawsuit...

Immigration Detention Coalition

Canada’s immigration detention regime is inhumane, ineffective, and violates international human rights law. This contract...

Secret Spy Hearings

In 2014 the BCCLA fought back against illegal spying by filing complaints against the Canadian...

Ban Police Street Checks

For years the BCCLA has been advocating to ban police street checks. Street checks are...

Digital Privacy Rights for Youth

More and more of our lives involve electronic devices. When you slip your phone into...

CIVIL LIBERTIES CAN’T PROTECT THEMSELVES