Welcome newly elected Board Directors

Please extend a warm welcome to our four newly elected members of the Board of Directors: Ian Bushfield Ian Bushfield is an advocate for Humanism, science and social justice living […]

No Gag: An Update

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in BC FIPA v. AGBC on January 26, 2017. We told you about this case in another blog post back in October, […]

Canadian jurisdictions need anti-SLAPP legislation

SLAPPs are civil lawsuits weaponized for censorship, and even cases that could not succeed on their merits can be strategically successful, since the litigation process is the punishment and not […]

Border rights: what you need to know

Like many of you, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my rights at the border. In light of reports that numerous Canadians have been refused entry to the United […]

Whose streets? Our streets!

Here are some quick tips from our 2014 Annual Report to help you safely exercise your right to protest. At the BCCLA we believe that the protest is a critical […]

Shut the frack up!

 Update: This morning the decision in Jessica Ernst’s case was delivered. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Jessica Ernst cannot use the Charter to hold an […]

National Security Accountability – Making it Real

National security accountability – everyone says they want it.  But not everyone means the same thing when they use the language of “accountability”.  The dangers of ‘faux accountability’ are always […]