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The Canadian Progressive: Many Burnaby Mountain arrests may have been illegitimate, says BCCLA

The BC Civil Liberties Association says the recent RCMP arrests on Burnaby Mountain, and the civil contempt charges laid, “could be found illegitimate.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Rights groups demand independent oversight of federal agency CBSA

by: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release

Public inquiry recommended oversight in 2006 – no action since that time

The BC Civil Liberties Association, the Canadian Council for Refugees and the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers today called on the government to end its long inaction on the need for an independent and effective . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Rights groups demand independent oversight of federal agency CBSA

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians refuse permission to be filmed for anti-immigrant reality TV show “Border Security”

By: BC Civil Liberties Association | Press Release:

BCCLA delivers over 1400 forms filled out by individuals refusing permission to be filmed to CBSA, Shaw TV and show producers

BCCLA Staff, Josh Paterson and Stefanie Ratjen, delivering the forms to the Canadian Border Services Agency (Photo: BCCLA)

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada, immigration raids and deportations are not entertainment!

It was revealed last month that Vic Toews, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, approved the raid, carried out for the Canada Border Services Agency’s reality television series.After the revelation, the BC Civil Liberties Association filed a formal complaint with the federal Privacy Commissioner on behalf of the migrant worker who was filmed. “Federal […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canada Border Services Agency broke law with reality TV raid: BCCLA

Rights watchdog files federal privacy complaint as diverse social justice, labour and migrant groups come together to oppose exploitation of vulnerable people for entertainment. By: B.C. Civil Liberties Association | Press Release: VANCOUVER – The BC Civil Liberties Association filed a formal complaint with the federal Privacy Commissioner today on behalf of a […]

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