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Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights

By | October 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

Now you can learn your rights in Canada and do more – you can carry, wear and share them! PEN created 4 innovative tools to help Canadians understand their rights when dealing with authorities. These guides are essential for all socially engaged Canadians, activists, journalists and change makers. 1. Can police search my phone? – […]

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Prisoners’ Right to Read

Prisoners’ Right to Read

By | May 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm

This guide helps you understand prisoners’ right to read, and how you can send books to inmates.

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Can I be Arrested for Protesting?

Can I be Arrested for Protesting?

By | April 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

This Know Your Rights guide is the third in a series aimed at helping you understand your legal rights to free expression and privacy.

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Can the Police Search my Phone?

Can the Police Search my Phone?

By | March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

This Know Your Rights guide is intended to help you understand your rights if you are asked to show your phone to the police. It is the second in a series aimed at helping you understand your legal rights to free expression and privacy. The Know Your Rights series is partially funded by IFEX and is part of PEN Canada’s Canadian Issues program.

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We Should All Worry About Cellphone Searches

We Should All Worry About Cellphone Searches

By | March 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Bill Kowalski, chair of PEN’s Canadian Issues Committee writes about the implications of a recent ruling made by the Supreme Court that allows police to search search the cellphones of people under arrest without a warrant.

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