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BCCLA Sues Canadian Government to Stop Illegal Spying

Secret. Expensive. Out of Control.

On October 22, 2013, the BCCLA filed a lawsuit against the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) calling on the government to state clearly who they are watching and how they are handling Canadians’ private information.

Learn more about the case here.

Secrets & Spies: 2013 Members Event

The BCCLA is so pleased to invite all of our members and supporters to join us for our 2013 Members Evening.

This event is free of charge, and offered as an opportunity for the association to say thank you and to reconnect with our donors, members and supporters. We look forward to sharing the evening with you.

This evening includes a catered reception, cash bar, and panel discussion on surveillance, spying, and the fight to defend our privacy.  Plus, our litigation team will deliver an update on BCCLA’s Stop Illegal Spying case.

Learn more about the event  and RSVP here.

Dying with Dignity appealed to Supreme Court

The BCCLA has filed for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada for the right to choose an assisted death.

In a rare move, the BCCLA has also asked the Court to fast-track its decision to hear the case and to speed up the timeline for hearing the appeal if the Court grants leave.

Elayne Shapray, one of nine witnesses in our trial before the BC Supreme Court has stepped into the public fight for the right to die with dignity. She is the latest in a long line of brave terminally and incurably ill Canadians asking the court to remedy this indefensible prohibition.

Learn more about the case here.

Prison Justice: BCCLA at the SCC

BCCLA appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on prison issues twice in October, asserting that for prisoners, “‘The rule of law is absent, although rules are everywhere’”.

The BCCLA argued that a robust interpretation of the right to habeas corpus is essential to maintaining the rule of law in the Canadian prison system.

Learn more about these cases here.

Join our team! Summer legal internships

In summer 2014, we will be hosting two to three student interns to work full-time (40 hours per week) for a minimum 12-week period. Students will work directly with our staff and be based on-site at our office.

Please email the complete application to raji@bccla.org, using “Legal Internship Summer 2014” as the subject line. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2013.

Learn more about this here.

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