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Statement: Inquiry into the use of the Emergencies Act

The Asper Centre has joined a number of civil society organizations across Canada to call for the public inquiry into the recent invocation of the Emergencies Act to have broad … Read More

News Statement: Toronto (City) v Ontario (Attorney General)

In a deeply divided 5 to 4 decision released today, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the Better Local Government Act, 2018 as constitutional. This legislation was enacted by the … Read More

Asper Centre awarded Law Foundation of Ontario grant to develop online police oversight guides

The Asper Centre is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Law Foundation of Ontario responsive grant to develop online guides to the police oversight procedures in Ontario. … Read More

Asper Centre Files Submissions on Administrative Segregation

by Jasmit de Saffel On November 19, 2018, the Asper Centre filed submissions to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in regards to the use of administrative … Read More

External audit of immigration detention review shows pattern of serious Charter violations

By Cheryl Milne On July 20, 2018, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada released an external audit performed by independent auditor, Katherine Laird, on Canada‚Äôs immigration detention review system. … Read More