Civil rights watchdog accuses Ford government of pandemic power grab ‘by stealth’

A civil rights watchdog is accusing Premier Doug Ford’s[1] government of “emergency management regulation by stealth” because restriction orders like last Friday’s ban on indoor dining[2] in Toronto, Peel and Ottawa are not quickly and officially posted online for all to see. “Our constitution demands government by laws, not by press release,” Michael Bryant, executive director and general counsel of...

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Before accepting a case, The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma considers: Does the case raise a civil liberties or civil rights issue? Civil liberties include freedom of speech, press, religion, and association; due process; equal protection; and privacy. Civil rights include, for example, voting rights; discrimination based on disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or national origin, and police...

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PRESS RELEASE: Ontario’s own civil liberties association is born

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario’s own civil liberties association is born OTTAWA, January 22, 2013 – “There is a crying need in Ontario for a civil liberties association that stands for civil liberties.” – Founding Principles, Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA). The OCLA is a young initiative which promises to surpass middle of the road organizations, and is endorsed by prominent...

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