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2017

Bringing them home – advocating for Canadians imprisoned abroad
January 3, 2017 – Canadian Lawyer magazine – Paul Champ featured


2016

RCMP pension plan discriminatory, female Mounties tell court
December 19, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario to hire more staff to help mentally ill inmates
December 16, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Grieving mom wants answers after son hangs himself in Ottawa jail
December 9, 2016 – CTV News – Paul Champ interviewed


Canadian military setting rules for dealing with child soldiers for Africa mission
December 1, 2016 – iPolitics – Paul Champ quoted


Energy sector views activists as a threat
November 13, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Long stay in solitary confinement could mitigate prosecution of Adam Capay
October 30, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Inmate placed in segregation as retaliation for suing Ottawa jail
October 28, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario plan to reform solitary confinement falls short: critics
October 17, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Inmate beaten in Brockville jail sues province
September 25, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian company accused of breaking Sudan arms embargo
September 13, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Province denies abuse by Ottawa jail guards
September 13, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ottawa police officer wins job back at Court of Appeal
August 17, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian company breaking Sudan arms embargo
August 15, 2016 – CBC’s The Current – Paul Champ interviewed


Canadian firm shipped armored vehicles to Libya despite UN warnings
August 11, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


RCMP legal fund used to finance union drive
July 10, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Former inmate files lawsuit for assault by guards
July 7, 2016 – Ottawa Sun – Paul Champ quoted


Drug users need to be helped, not punished: advocates
June 23, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Defence Minister in conflict of interest, says lawyers
June 21, 2016 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Man imprisoned and tortured in UAE grateful to return to Canada
June 21, 2016 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian military police terrorized prisoners, documents indicate
June 20, 2016 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian acquitted of charges in UAE remains in custody
May 30, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario Bar Association – Update on Human Rights law conference
May 30, 2016 – Christine Johnson panellist


Inmates pursue class action over deplorable conditions at Ottawa jail
May 25, 2016 - Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario has no plans to stop using mental illness as reason for solitary confinement
May 5, 2016 – Global News – Christine Johnson interviewed


Liberals petitioned to hold inquiry into Afghan torture allegations
April 26, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Parliament hears testimony on Bill C-7 to unionize RCMP
April 19, 2016 - Public Safety and National Security Committee - Paul Champ testimony


RCMP union bill could be amended to drop changes to health benefits
April 19, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Miscarriage is a disability protected by human rights law
April 13, 2016 – CBC’s Ontario Today – Christine Johnson interviewed


Air Canada’s use of no-fly list probed by Human Rights Tribunal
March 21, 2016 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Terror charges downgraded against Canadian businessman detained in UAE
March 21, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Legislative changes may hide RCMP misconduct
March 14, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Shocking stats for solitary confinement at Ottawa jail
March 2, 2016 – Ottawa Sun – Christine Johnson and Paul Champ quoted


Data reveal shocking numbers of Ontario inmates in solitary confinement
March 1, 2016 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian held in UAE severely beaten and abused
February 26, 2016 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


United Nations calls on UAE to release tortured prisoners, including Canadian citizen
February 15, 2016 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Student files human rights complaint against Catholic school board
February 8, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Lawyer calls on Canada to secure release of Salim Alaradi
February 8, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian businessman detained in UAE terror case pleads not guilty
January 18, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Canadian government requests presence at trial of Canadian citizen in UAE
January 14, 2016 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Torture evidence triggers stepped up efforts to free jailed Windsor man
January 8, 2016 – Windsor Star – Paul Champ quoted


Senate HR director fights for job after being fired without cause
January 6, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Family of Salim Alaradi alleges Canada withheld evidence of torture
January 3, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


2015

Citizens rise up to stop ill-placed victims of communism memorial
December 29, 2015 – Ottawa Sun – Paul Champ quoted


Ottawa panel calls for end to solitary confinement
December 1, 2015 – Ottawa Sun – Paul Champ quoted


RCMP surveils journalist to find leak of CSIS document smearing Canadian
November 11, 2015 – Montreal Gazette – Paul Champ quoted


Court urged to order RCMP to open file into leak of secret files to media
November 10, 2015 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Harper defends how refugees are processed
October 9, 2015 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Hamilton man can’t hear CSIS evidence in spy complaint
September 10, 2015 – Hamilton Spectator – Bijon Roy quoted


RCMP lays charges against Syrian colonel for torture of Maher Arar
September 1, 2015 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


CSIS secrecy hampers complaints and accountability
August 17, 2015 – CBC’s The Current – Paul Champ interviewed


Ontario justice system punishes mental illness
August 16, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Observer spy exposé on CSIS triggers federal hearings
August 12, 2015 – National Observer – Paul Champ quoted


Senior CSIS official to testify in complaint for spying on environmentalists
August 12, 2015 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Future of victims of communism monument hinges on election
August 7, 2015 – Ottawa Sun – Paul Champ quoted


Ottawa police street checks show bias
July 24, 2015 – Ottawa Sun – Paul Champ quoted


CSIS relied on promises not to torture from foreign countries
July 3, 2015 - CBC News - Paul Champ quoted


Donations pour in for group opposing Victims of Communism memorial
July 2, 2015 - Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario jails accused of flouting new solitary confinement rules
June 22, 2015 – Toronto Star – Christine Johnson and Paul Champ quoted


Stateless man argues for citizenship before court of appeal
May 26, 2015 - Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Experts convene in Santiago to consult on UN recommendations on peaceful protest
May 4, 2015 – Paul Champ appears on behalf of Canada


Public servant who barricaded office can seek $100K in damages from employer
May 1, 2015 - National Post – Paul Champ quoted


Omar Khadr walks free on bail
May 7, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Forum condemns treatment, conditions at Innes Road jail
April 25, 2015 - Ottawa Community News - Paul Champ quoted


Lawyer says ‘sub-human’ conditions in Ottawa jail must be addressed
April 15, 2015 – Metro News – Paul Champ quoted


Federal anti-terror bill amplifies concerns over secret no fly list
April 15, 2015 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted


C-51 hearings end with suggestion government erred in drafting bill
March 30, 2015 – Rabble.ca – Paul Champ quoted


Jail report recommendations on mentally ill “positive and progressive”
March 27, 2015 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


CSIS records on pipeline show spies went too far, civil liberties group says
March 26, 2015 - Huffington Post – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario launches review of solitary confinement policies
March 26, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Ontario to launch review of solitary confinement policies
March 26, 2015 – Toronto Star – Christine Johnson quoted


Canadian spies can access Indian status record under Bill C-51
March 20, 2015 – APTN News – Paul Champ quoted


Federal government eyes protests in annual “risk forecast”
March 18, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Aboriginal Affairs shared wide range of information with spy agency
March 18, 2015 – APTN News – Paul Champ quoted


Bill C-51 Committee hears monologues but few questions
March 13, 2015 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Concerns about Bill C-51
March 12, 2015 – Paul Champ interview on CBC’s Power and Politics


Senior lawyers call for change to Tories terror bill
March 12, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Experts say Bill C-51 will face challenges
March 12, 2015 – CBC National News – Paul Champ interview



Human rights lawyer criticizes Bill C-51
March 11, 2015 – Paul Champ interview on CBC News Network



RCMP says “anti-petroleum” movement is a threat to Canada
February 17, 2015 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Paul Champ address on “Access to Justice: Taking on Unpopular Causes”
February 10, 2015 – Queen’s University Faculty of Law – Paul Champ speaker


New Anti-terrorism bill “more about politics than public safety”
February 2, 2015 – Hill Times – Paul Champ comments on Bill C-51


Ontario breaks solitary confinement commitment
January 28, 2015 – Toronto Star – Christine Johnson and Paul Champ quoted


Hamilton activist’s complaint against CSIS set for hearing
January 22, 2015 – Hamilton Spectator - Bijon Roy quoted


Review of psychiatric wait times in prison kept secret
January 15, 2015 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


2014

Canada must face up to its complicity in torture
December 20, 2014 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


CSIS agents’ visit to Hamilton man’s home “cause for alarm”
December 19, 2014 – Hamilton Spectator – Bijon Roy quoted


Ottawa urged to review relationship with CIA
December 9, 2014 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Hardball tactics and co-operation from CSIS gives oil company the edge on pipeline
December 1, 2014 - Policy Alternatives – Paul Champ quoted


Mountie denied promotion wins case against RCMP Commissioner
November 27, 2014 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Paul Champ addresses Carleton on Human Rights, National Security and The Law
November 25, 2014 – Carleton University, Amnesty International – Paul Champ speaker


Court to decide fate on Ontario’s oldest high school
November 21, 2014 – Global Television – Paul Champ interviewed


OPSEU Conference on Human Rights – Competing and Emerging Rights
November 8, 2014 – Ontario Public Service Employees Union – Paul Champ speaker


Homeland heroes – Lawyers defending Canadians abroad
Fall 2014 – Just Magazine – Paul Champ featured


Arar +10 Conference: National Security and Human Rights A Decade Later
October 29, 2014 – University of Ottawa – Paul Champ panellist


United Nations Litigator’s Workshop on Protecting Freedom of Association
October 18, 2014 – United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Association and Assembly – Lake Naivasha, Kenya


Canadian mining industry threatened by human rights ruling
October 9, 2014 – Canadian Dimension magazine – Paul Champ quoted


UFCW Lawyers’ Conference
October 8, 2014 – United Food and Commercial Workers – Paul Champ, speaker on Charter and Labour Rights


CSIS seeks to limit inquiry into surveillance of environmentalists
September 29, 2014 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Spy watchdog’s oil ties spark concerns in civil liberties complaint
September 28, 2014 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted


Law Society of Upper Canada 2014 Employment Law Update - Ottawa
September 18, 2014 – Law Society of Upper Canada – Paul Champ panellist


RCMP warns of environmental extremism
September 14, 2014 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ


Federal government drops appeal in Jordan’s Principle case
July 11, 2014 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted



Court upholds solitary confinement of HIV prisoner
July 3, 2014 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ


Book Review on Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice
June 26, 2014 – Broadbent Institute – Paul Champ chapter on history of unions fighting discrimination reviewed


Community group launches lawsuit to save historic high school
June 25, 2014 – CKWS Television – Paul Champ quoted


Fundraiser to save high school “fabulous success”
June 6, 2014 – Kingston Whig Standard – Paul Champ quoted


General in charge of military justice in breach of National Defence Act
May 30, 2014 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


OBA Conference - Annual Update on Human Rights
May 23, 2014 – Ontario Bar Association – Christine Johnson panellist


Book makes case that unions are fundamental to democracy
May 21, 2014 – Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights book launch – Paul Champ chapter on unions and equality rights in Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice


Paul Champ appears before Supreme Court of Canada on right to strike case
May 16, 2014 – National Union of Public and General Employees


Male esthetician could not find work because of “gender barrier”
April 13, 2014 – Daily Xtra – Paul Champ quoted


Commission orders reinstatement of Ottawa police officer
March 2014 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Accommodation Law Conference
March 26, 2014 –Centre for Labour Management Development – Paul Champ panellist


Pathways 2 Privacy Symposium – Key Note: “Reclaiming Privacy in a Digital Age”
March 21, 2014 – Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Office of the Privacy Commissioner – Paul Champ delivered key note address


US Embassy gets Court to set aside wrongful dismissal judgment
March 13, 2014 – Ottawa Citizen – Bijon Roy quoted


Treatment of Afghan prisoners nearly toppled Harper government
March 11, 2014 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted


Environmental activist worries he won’t get fair hearing
February 21, 2014 – Postmedia – Bijon Roy quoted



HIV-positive prisoner loses bid for release from solitary confinement
January 16, 2014 - Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ottawa’s legal bills mount fighting care for disabled Aboriginal teen-ager
January 8, 2014 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


2013

Paul Champ delivers Pitblado lecture on First Nations equality claims
November 22, 2013 – Law Society of Manitoba – Paul Champ lectures


Paul Champ wins Walter S. Tarnopolsky Human Rights Award
November 13, 2013 – University of Ottawa – Paul Champ’s acceptance speech


Guatemala case creates risk for Canadian resource companies
October 30, 2013 – Financial Post – Paul Champ quoted


Is it time to ban solitary confinement?
September 26, 2013 – CBC Radio Ontario Today – Paul Champ interviewed


Ottawa woman’s human rights settlement leads to sweeping changes in Ontario jails
September 23, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Mentally ill woman seeks record human rights award for treatment in jail
September 13, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted



Mac Harb resigns from Senate, repays eight years' worth of expenses
August 26, 2013 – CTV News – Paul Champ is quoted


First Nations community celebrates Court victory
April 24, 2013 – Pictou Advocate – Paul Champ quoted


Court dodges Page ruling, but also hints PBO can win in future
April 22, 2013 – CTV News – Paul Champ quoted


Mac Harb defends borrowing money from Ottawa businessman
August 8, 2013 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ is quoted



Federal government ordered to produce documents in First Nations child welfare
July 3, 2013 – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – Paul Champ quoted


Law banning masks in effect
June 20, 2013 – Droit Inc – Paul Champ quoted





Standing up to big gold
June 3, 2013 – United Church Observer – Paul Champ quoted


Snooping on First Nations activist went too far, Privacy Commissioner rules
May 29, 2013 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted



Justice officials appealing Jordan’s Principle case
May 9, 2013 – APTN News – Paul Champ interviewed


Ottawa appeals order to pay costs for disabled teen
May 8, 2013 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Abdelrazik presses for records of his detention in Sudan
April 29, 2013 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – Bill C-309
April 24, 2013 – Paul Champ appears as witness to address new law banning masks at protests


Federal Court decision on PBO seen as partial victory to NDP
April 22, 2013 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted


Ottawa ordered to pay for disabled First Nations teen’s care
April 6, 2013 – Halifax Chronicle Herald – Paul Champ quoted


Federal Court releases landmark ruling on Jordan’s Principle and First Nations children
Press Release Judgment April 4, 2013 – Federal Court judgment – Pictou Landing Band and Beadle v. Canada


Last stand for Tommy Douglas intelligence files
March 28, 2013 – Huffington Post – Paul Champ quoted


International Conference on Labour Rights and Democracy
March 27, 2013 – Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights – Paul Champ speaker


Budget watchdog important with majority government, court hears
March 22, 2013 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted


Court rebukes RCMP for allowing Mountie grievances to “fester”
March 20, 2013 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted



Fighting for First Nations children
(Click on the link above the video on the right of the screen) February 26, 2013 – Canada AM – Paul Champ interviewed


Feds failing native children?
(Click on the link above the video on the right of the screen) February 26, 2013 – CTV News Channel - Paul Champ interviewed


Lawyer ‘confident’ aboriginal child welfare case will show discrimination
February 26, 2013 - CTV News – Paul Champ quoted


Tommy Douglas case shouldn't go to top court, feds argue
February 5, 2013 – CBC News – Paul Champ interviewed


Tommy Douglas case shouldn't go to top court, feds argue
February 5, 2013 – CBC News - Paul Champ interviewed