BC Civil Liberties Association

The BC Civil Liberties Association was established in 1962. We are funded by the Law Foundation of BC and by citizens who believe in what we do. Our mandate is to preserve, defend, maintain and extend civil liberties and human rights in British Columbia and across Canada.

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Individuals should have control over their personal information and who has access to it; privacy rights must be respected by business and government.
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Drug addiction should be considered a health issue rather than a criminal issue.
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It is important that the government rush to "security" doesn’t trample the rights of individual citizens to free speech, fair and open trials, and other basic freedoms.
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The 1267 Regime consists of a blacklist, which subjects individuals on the list to an international travel ban and an asset freeze. Individuals are placed on the list without notice and until recently, could not even be ...
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This report describes mistakes made by the government of British Columbia and the Commission in structuring the Inquiry, with the aim of identifying specific lessons for future commissions of inquiry involving ...
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Essays on racial profiling. Although promoted as improving security, it has not been demonstrated to do that. To the contrary, it decreases security, including by undermining the respect to which each member of society ...
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The dangers of genetic technology lie in its ability to provide extensive and highly sensitive information about individuals to governments and other organizations. Loss of control over personal genetic information ...
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The right to vote and participate in selecting and shaping our government is one of the most fundamental rights in Canada. Transparency and accountability of our democratic systems is necessary to ensure that citizens' ...
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This report provides a look at the legal, policy and social implications of Canada’s increasing reliance on mandatory minimums in sentencing. It considers the efficacy, costs and collateral consequences of minimum ...
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The BC Services Card is a key element of unprecedented changes in the way the province collects, accesses and shares personal information, including highly sensitive health information, amongst departments, agencies and ...
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