Our Focus

RMCLA is a Voice for Civil Liberties Issues in Alberta

RMCLA pursues civil liberties issues with a clear public interest including:

  • Protection of freedom of expression and issues of human rights (i.e. through changes to the Alberta Human Rights Act);
  • Advancement of issues related to access to information and rights to privacy; and
  • Advancement of issues related to access to justice.

While many things can limit civil liberties, RMCLA focuses on:

  1. State conduct, particularly (but not limited to) an affirmative action or omission by a state actor (e.g. police) or state institution (e.g. Legislative Assembly);
  2. Interference with a right or freedom guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or a fundamental Constitutional norm (e.g. the rule of law); and
  3. A causal relationship between state conduct and the interference with the right or freedom in question.

RMCLA advocates on behalf of all Albertans.

RMCLA does not represent or provide advice to individuals.

For legal help or for advice about your specific issue, please contact your lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, contact Legal Aid Alberta for assistance.


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