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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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In 2023, Gitxaala Nation and Ehattesaht First Nation successfully challenged British Columbia’s archaic, colonial, free-entry...
Prospective lawyers in Alberta must swear or affirm an Oath of Allegiance to the sovereign...
R v IM and R v SB focus on when underage youth should be sentenced...
In 2021 Ontario extended the pre-election period where third-party ad spending is limited. The law...
R v Campbell is a case that will determine whether individuals are entitled to a...
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