Preclearance Act Amendments
In May 2017, the Asper Centre made a submission to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on the Charter implications of Bill C-23: An Act to Amend the Preclearance Act.
Warrantless Access to Subscriber Information
The Privacy Working group prepared a submission to the DPSC and the DOJ addressing warrantless access to basic subscriber information, and how to reconcile privacy with national security.
The Asper Centre and Professor Lisa Austin provided written submissions to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner regarding lawful access and the consent model under PIPEDA, dated July 28, 2016.
Citizenship and Immigration
Professor Audrey Macklin appeared before the Standing Committee to make oral submissions on the government’s omnibus immigration Bill, Bill C-31.
Omnibus Crime Bill
The Crime Bill Working Group prepared a submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs addressing the constitutional issues in respect of Bill C-10 the federal government’s crime bill that establishes new minimum sentences, amends the Youth Criminal Justice Act and makes other significant changes to the criminal law in Canada.
International Prisoners Transfer
The Asper Centre provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on the constitutional implications of Bill C-5: An Act to Amend the International Transfer of Prisoners Act. Our brief focuses on the constitutional issues that we argue are raised by the proposed legislation.
Privacy Rights of Prospective Jurors
The Asper Centre was invited to provide a submission to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in respect of her investigations into the alleged background checks of prospective jurors in criminal trials in Ontario.