Category Archives: Democratic Rights

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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How the West will be lost this time around

Future historians might look back at this moment in history as when the West, meaning the Western world, was lost. And the defining image of that may well be a smartphone. There is a worrying trend, particularly among younger voters … 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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RMCLA Applies for Intervenor Status in Supreme Court Case

Free expression in Alberta has been dealt a huge blow by the Alberta Court of Appeal, and RMCLA is applying for intervenor status as this case proceeds to the Supreme Court of Canada. We are doing this to protect your … Continue reading

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Slow down, let cool heads prevail

History tells us the worst laws are hastily made in the heat of crisis. It is far too easy to create greater police powers, while our civil liberties are eroded in the process. Speed can be a dangerous thing in … Continue reading

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Who’s Defending Your Right to Know?

In celebration of the 10th annual Right to Know Week, Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association and the Privacy and Access Council of Canada are presenting the Calgary Sunshine Summit to raise awareness and generate discussion about access rights and practices. … 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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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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