Category Archives: Right to Privacy

Election Survey Results: What Candidates Say about Civil Liberties Issues

As a voice for civil liberties in Alberta, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) asked more than 250 candidates in the upcoming 2019 general election for their views about five important issues that are essential for democratic engagement and … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Don’t Start at 18

United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenny is calling for legislation that will enable teachers to communicate to parents that their child has joined a Gay Straight Alliance (“GSA”). The UCP’s position persistently fails to recognize that civil liberties do not … Continue reading

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RMCLA Surveys 2019 Election Candidates about Civil Liberties Issues

As a voice for civil liberties in Alberta, the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) has asked candidates in the upcoming 2019 general election for their views about five important issues that are an important reflection of democratic engagement and … Continue reading

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Civic Election Candidate Responses to RMCLA Questions

The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association asked candidates in the Calgary  2017 civic election five simple questions about privacy, transparency, and access to information issues. Their responses can be seen this downloadable document: Civic Election Survey Responses. Only a few … Continue reading

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Carding: More and more records keep getting added to the pile

Here is an article from Halifax, noting that the problem of carding or street checks and collecting information around the practice is a problem across the country. By: Kaila Jefferd-Moor, The Coast Halifax police are still waiting for an independent … Continue reading

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Calgary Police data suggests Police Carding is Greatest in Diverse Neighbourhoods

May 9, 2016 – Calgary AB – The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA), through an access to information request, received partial information from the Calgary Police Service (CPS) on carding (in Calgary they are called Police Check-Up Slips). For … Continue reading

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National Privacy and Data Governance Congress

RMCLA is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the National Privacy and Data Governance Congress. We encourage you to register for this congress. Dates: from March 30 to April 1, 2016 Location: at the Carriage House Inn, 9030 Macleod … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Issues End 2015 and Continue into 2016

At the end of 2015, two civil liberites issues persist and will certainly need to be addressed in 2016. Civil Liberties and Anti-Terrorism Legislation Bill C51 has yet to be amended by the new Liberal government. The concerns related to … Continue reading

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Questions about Bill C51: Candidate Answers and Responses

The following are answers to RMCLA questions concenring Bill C51 from various candidates in Alberta’s federal ridings for the upcoming election on Oct. 19th, 2015. The responses have been received as of Oct 18, 2015. The entire set of questions … Continue reading

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Legislation to assist First Nations risks discrimination

Alberta recently introduced the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act to provide the Province with additional funds to balance the amount of public monies granted to assist First Nations and “other identified aboriginal groups”(which have not yet been identified) in planning and … Continue reading

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