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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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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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Indigent Defense

Access to an attorney means little if they lack the time, resources, or skills to be an effective advocate. Thus, one of the areas CLRP focuses on is creating or improving indigent defense systems to ensure quality representation for all defendants, regardless of income or social status. Across the country, public defenders or assigned counsel are too often forced to...

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Civil Liberties Defense Center to Represent Environmental and Human Rights Lawyer Steven Donziger

Amazon Watch For more information, contact: Ada Recinos at +1.510.473.7542 or ada@amazonwatch.org Oakland, CA – On May 15, 2020, CLDC’s Executive Director and Senior Staff Attorney, Lauren Regan, officially joined Steven Donziger’s legal team as a lead trial attorney. In addition to Regan and former New York federal prosecutor Andrew Frisch, the team now includes nationally known trial lawyers Richard...

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