CMLA Granted Leave to Intervene by SCC in Ktunaxa Nation Council

November 10, 2016
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The CMLA, along with its coalition partners, have been granted leave to intervene by the Supreme Court of Canada in Ktunaxa Nation Council and Kathryn Teneese, On Their Own Behalf and On Behalf of All Citizens of the Ktunaxa Nation v. Minister of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Glacier Resorts Ltd. The Ktunaxa Nation.. read more →

Atelier-causerie bilingue avec Me Jameela Jeeroburkhan

November 9, 2016
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Êtes-vous intéressé(e) par la pratique du droit autochtone au Québec? Êtes-vous curieux d’en savoir plus sur le type de parcours pouvant mener à cette pratique? Durant ce premier atelier-causerie bilingue de notre série Droit au cœur, Me Jemeela Jeeroburkhan, associée chez Dionne Schulze, nous parlera de sa pratique en droit autochtone, œuvrant principalement pour des.. read more →

CMLA supports the restoration of the Court Challenges Program

April 25, 2016
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The CMLA attended before the Justice Committee of Parliament last week to comment on the revival of the Court Challenges Program and access to justice issues. The CMLA seeks to protect and advance the values of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter), the rule of law and the dignity of all persons in Canada… read more →

CMLA makes submissions on Street Checks

September 21, 2015
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The CMLA filed its official submissions on street checks (better known as “carding” by Ontario local police services) with the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services in response to a public call for submissions.  The CMLA’s submissions make a number of recommendations calling for better oversight of the practice and enhanced protections for.. read more →

CMLA Quoted in Global News

February 14, 2015
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Ziyaad Mia of the CMLA’s Legal Advocacy Committee was quoted in Global News on a piece exploring the definition of terrorism in light of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 and comments by the Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay on the arrests in Nova Scotia. read more →

The CMLA Testified Before the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism

February 11, 2008
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The CMLA testified today before the Special Senate Committee on Anti-Terrorism.  Ziyaad Mia represented the CMLA in its testimony on Bill C-3 and specifically on security certificates.  In our testimony, we proposed that the special advocate requires greater contact with the detainee so as to ensure that the appointment of a special advocate remains an.. read more →