Category Archives: Rule of Law

Occupation and the Right to Protest

Starting in mid 2011, several cities across the world experienced the “Occupy Movement”, which is directed primarily at social and economic inequality. In many Canadian cities, “Occupy Canada” protestors set up camps, usually on public land. In some locations, officials … Continue reading

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Is there a Pregnant Pause in Implementation of Alberta’s Human Rights Legislation?

Some people are surprised to learn that it was not until 1989 that the Supreme Court of Canada recognized that discrimination based on pregnancy was a form of gender or sex discrimination (see: Brooks v Canada Safeway, [1989] 1 SCR … Continue reading

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Religious Only Schools in Morinville may Violate Constitutional Guarantees

Many parents and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are concerned about the situation in Morinville and Legal, Alberta, where the local option of public secular school for the town’s children remains out of reach.  The CCLA notes there is only … Continue reading

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Do you have a Right to Know about Alberta Health Services?

The queue-jumping scandal in Alberta Health Services highlights the public’s right to know how decisions are made in Alberta’s health care system. For a review on the scandal, see an Alberta Prime Time interview of Mark Ammann of Alberta’s Health … Continue reading

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Call for Public Inquiry on the G20

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association released “Breach of the Peace – G20 Summit: Accountability in Policing and Governance” on February 28, 2011. The report was written after public consultation jointly hosted with the National Union of Public and General Employees. … Continue reading

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Protests and civil liberties: Experiences in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver

The RMCLA event comparing policing at the Calgary G8, the Vancouver Olympics, and the Toronto G20 is now publicly available for viewing. See:

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Are Property Rights Being Eroded?

RMCLA is asking the question “Are Property Rights being Eroded in Alberta? Legislation has been created to facilitate transmission lines and may simultaneously take away Albertans’ property rights. We encourage you to read the following websites, article links and the … Continue reading

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