Canada Campaigns

Waleed Abu al-Khair and Dr. Cindy Blackstock Awarded Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award in Award Ceremony

Event Promo Poster (PDF) Law Society Gazette Coverage Event Photo Album Event Webcast Archive The Law Society of Upper Canada awarded the 2016 Human Rights Award at a 22 February Event, honouring Human rights defenders Waleed Abu al-Khair and LRWC Member Cindy Blackstock, PhD for their … [Read more...]

Event: The True Cost of the Site C Dam | Monday, April 3 – 7-9 PM

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Canada: Statement on Restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program | Joint Statement

Full PDF Version (English) Full PDF Version (Français) 70 Canada-based organizations, including LRWC, endorsed a letter welcoming restoration of Canada’s Court Challenges Program (CCP) and objecting to expansion of the focus to include claims under sections 2, 3, 4, and 27 of the Charter. … [Read more...]

Canada: Urge Saudi Arabia to Immediately Release Waleed Abu al-Khair | Letter

Full PDF Version 20 December 2016 The Honourable Stéphane Dion Minister of Foreign Affairs 125 Sussex Drive Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2 Email: stephane.dion@parl.gc.ca   Dear Minister Dion: Re:      Request for Release of Waleed Abu al-Khair by Saudi Arabia LRWC writes … [Read more...]

Canada: Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Decision of Law Society of Upper Canada – Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518) | Case Summary

On 29 June 2016, the OCA handed down its decision in Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada (2016 ONCA 518). Justice MacPherson, with both other judges agreeing, rejected TWU’s appeal, finding the original decision of the LSUC to have been made reasonably.  Gavin Magrath presented … [Read more...]

Canada: The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act – Part II: A Call to Action | Article

Full PDF Version "The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act - Part II: A Call to Action" appears in the July 2016 edition of the Advocate (74 Advocate 529). This article was authored by the Honourable M. Anne Rowles and Connor Bildfell. A full PDF of this article is available … [Read more...]

Canada: Recommendations for Reforming Canada’s Access to Information Act | Submissions

Full PDF Version In response to the Government of Canada’s invitation for feedback on proposals for the reform of access to information, LRWC and the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association joined the submissions for reform prepared by the Centre for Law and Democracy. … [Read more...]

Canada: The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act – Part I: Tracking the Trajectory of Legal Aid in BC | Article

Full PDF Version "The Case for Replacing the 2002 Legal Services Society Act - Part I: Tracking the Trajectory of Legal Aid in British Columbia" appears in the May 2016 edition of the Advocate (74 Advocate 355). This article was authored by the Honourable M. Anne Rowles and Connor Bildfell. A full … [Read more...]

Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu Al-Khair Nominated for Law Society of Upper Canada Human Rights Award

Nomination Letter from LRWC, UIA, and the Law Society of England and Wales (PDF) Letter of Support from Alex Neve, Amnesty International (PDF) Letter of Support from Adam Coogle, Human Rights Watch (PDF) … [Read more...]

Honduras: Canada Has Blood On Its Hands – Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy | Press Release

PDF Version (English) | PDF Version (French) Canada Has Blood On Its Hands; Justice in Honduras Requires a U-Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy April 21, 2016 (Ottawa) Today, First Nations women leaders, legal and human rights activists called on the Canadian government to take a lead in … [Read more...]