Category Archives: Democratic Rights

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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Potential Premier’s Response to Civil Liberties Issues in Alberta

Potential Premiers of Alberta were given the opportunity to state their position about civil liberties in Alberta by responding to eight questions from the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association (RMCLA). All candidates for leadership of the Progressive Association of Alberta … 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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