Category Archives: Freedom of Association

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 Association, Freedom of Expression and Collective Bargaining – Are there Justifiable Limits?

Linda McKay-Panos   For several years, public service employees have been restricted in their right to strike, in order to preserve their “essential” services. However, some argue that recent changes to Alberta’s public service labour legislation unjustifiably interfere with several … Continue reading

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Removal of Occupy Calgary from Olympic Plaza poses threat to fundamental freedoms

November 17, 2011 – CALGARY, AB — The Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA) urges City of Calgary officials to be patient and continue to deal with Occupy Calgary keeping uppermost in their minds the importance of the rights and … Continue reading

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Keep off the grass? Bylaws, protest and public space.

We are pleased to partner with the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership to offer the following event. Keep off the grass? Bylaws, protest and public space. Monday, November 28, 2011 12:00 pm to 1:30pm John Dutton Theatre, Calgary … Continue reading

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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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Civil Liberties Report on the G8 Offers Policing Recommendations for Future Non-Violent Events

Calgary, October 19, 2011 – A new RMCLA report makes recommendations for avoiding violence and protecting civil liberties at future large-scale protests.  Based on lessons learned, the report is entitled “Nonviolent Dissent in Connection with the 2002 G8 in Calgary … 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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