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National Privacy and Data Governance Congress, March 6-8, 2018

RMCLA is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the 2018 National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. We encourage you to register for this congress. See: https://pacc-ccap.ca/congress/register/ The National Privacy and Data Governance Congress March 6, 7, & 8, 2018 Venue: … Continue reading

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Public-funding of religious healthcare violates Charter rights and freedoms: The time for change is now

When the provincial government funds healthcare facilities operated by religious organizations which deny Albertans access to medical procedures prohibited by that religion, for example, abortion, emergency contraception (such as the morning-after pill) and medically-assisted dying, it violates rights and freedoms … Continue reading

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2017 National Data and Privacy Congress

RMCLA is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the 2017 National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. We encourage you to register for this congress. See: https://pacc-ccap.ca/congress/ WHEN: April 5, 6, & 7, 2017 WHERE: Carriage House Inn in Calgary, … Continue reading

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Public Consultation Findings on GSAs to be released March 3rd, 2015

The RMCLA will announce the results of it public consultation process on legislation regarding gay-straight alliances (GSAs) in schools in Alberta on March 3rd, 2015 at its Annual General Meeting. When: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2014 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 … Continue reading

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Bill 202 v Bill 10: A Battle of the Bills

The Alberta Legislature has been the subject of some controversy in recent weeks. On November 20, Liberal MLA Laurie Blakeman introduced Bill 202: The Safe and Inclusive Schools Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, 3rd Sess, 28th Leg, Alberta, 2014. A week … Continue reading

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Freedom of Expression and the Alberta Human Rights Act

RMCLA Position Paper In 2013, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association campaigned to have section 3 of the Alberta Human Rights Act repealed. This section refers to expressions of discrimination and hate speech. The following document outlines RMCLA’s most recent … Continue reading

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Alberta Government Considers Strategies to Address Bullying – Is Legislation the Answer?

By Linda McKay-Panos   On January 30, 2014, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) hosted a panel discussion on anti-bullying legislation in Alberta. The panel members were Sandra Jansen, Calgary-North West MLA, and Associate Minister of Family and Community … Continue reading

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The CBC and Government Control

By George Blochert   Civil liberties are not always easy to define and may even conflict with each other. Alan Borovoy, who headed the Canadian Civil Liberties Association for more than 40 years, made this his thesis in the book, … Continue reading

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Public Interest Disclosure Act May not be Broad Enough

The Government of Alberta tabled new whistleblower legislation. For the first time in Alberta it introduces the possibility that government employees may make disclosure of wrongdoing and protects them against reprisal. However, it is questionable if the bill will protect … Continue reading

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Federal Bill makes snooping easier

Bill C-12, entitled the “Safeguarding Canadians’ Personal Information Act,” is intended to improve online privacy and protect personal information. However, it may make it easier for governments, police and possibly private security firms to dig into your personal affairs. This … Continue reading

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