What’s New

With no government directive, businesses face backlash on vaccine status
July 21, 2021 – CTV News – Paul Champ quoted

With the law unclear, businesses face tricky questions about mandating vaccines
July 19, 2021 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Carleton student Cihan Erdal freed from Turkish prison
June 15, 2021 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Civil liberties group suing RCMP commissioner over delays in responding to civilian complaints
May 19, 2021 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Fired Senate HR director not discriminated against, labour board rules
April 29, 2021 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Carleton Ph.D. Student Arrested in Turkey Denied Bail
April 4, 2021 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Canadian Premier League opens up about finances
March 8, 2021 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Canada has spent $9.3-million fighting claims over complicity in torture in Sudan
February 15, 2021 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted

Lakehead University settles discrimination suit with former law dean
February 8, 2021 – Thunder Bay Newswatch – Paul Champ quoted

Cumberland continues battle with forestry college over freedom of expression
February 2, 2021 – NB Media Co-op – Paul Champ quoted

Lawyer finds RCMP covert monitoring of Church group “shocking”
December 15, 2020 – Global News – Paul Champ interview

RCMP commits to changing how it collects information about protesters
December 15, 2020 – Kamloops This Week – Paul Champ quoted

Court has jurisdiction over dispute between police union present and former police chief
November 23, 2020 – Law Times – Paul Champ quoted

City councillor should get suspension for lewd remarks to staff
November 21, 2020 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Civil liberties group cites “unconscionable delay” by RCMP in court bid for report
November 10, 2020 – CTV News – Paul Champ quoted

Supreme Court issues landmark decision for women’s equality rights
October 26, 2020 – The Tyee – Paul Champ quoted

Lawyer urges government to press Turkey on detained Carleton student
October 24, 2020 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

RCMP discriminated against female staff in job-share program: Supreme Court
October 16, 2020 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted

Female police officer relieved by colleague’s suspension
September 4, 2020 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Officer who allegedly raped rookie colleague still not charged
August 27, 2020 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Months into the job, Ottawa police officer says she was raped by fellow officer
June 18, 2020 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Third woman makes sexual harassment allegation against police deputy chief
May 19, 2020 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Ottawa deputy police chief accused of harassing female officer
May 11, 2020 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Know your rights under COVID
May 6, 2020 – CBC Morning Show – Paul Champ interviewed

Soccer players vote to ratify union after CPL wage cuts
April 23, 2020 – Vancouver Province – Paul Champ quoted

Federal prisoner to be released over COVID-19 fears
April 17, 2020 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

COVID-19 spurs prison reform from provinces, but feds slow to act
April 16, 2020 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted

Ontario to release inmates nearing end of sentence to curb COVID
March 20, 2020 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted

Forestry professor claims termination retaliation for expressing opinions
January 17, 2020 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

No legal guarantee for bathroom breaks for Canadian workers
December 20, 2019 – CTV News – Paul Champ interview

City Councillor rejects ombudsman power to investigate sexual harassment
October 4, 2019 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

RCMP blocking release of watchdog report into spying on anti-oil protesters
August 14, 2019 – Canadian Press – Paul Champ quoted

Civil liberties group releases CSIS reports: ‘This isn’t about national security’
July 8, 2019 – Canadian Press – Paul Champ quoted

Human rights commissions investigating Facebook over discriminatory job ads
June 18, 2019 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Inmate’s death a suicide, coroner’s inquest jury rules
April 19, 2019 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Mentally ill man’s death was a homicide, lawyer says
April 17, 2019 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Use of Facebook targeting on job ads could violate Canadian human rights laws
April 8, 2019 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Top court weighs precedent-setting case on human rights breaches in Canadian mine
January 23, 2019 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Jury calls for end to segregation of mentally ill inmates
December 17, 2018 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Former law dean sues Lakehead University for $2.6-million
November 21, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer Magazine – Paul Champ quoted

Statement on settlement of Watson Twitter case
October 26, 2018 – National magazine – Paul Champ quoted

Freedom to follow: Politicians blocking their critics
October 26, 2018 – National magazine – Paul Champ quoted

Do politicians have a right to block people on Twitter?
October 18, 2018 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson faces Twitter Charter challenge
October 16, 2018 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Judge delays CSIS compensation trial, orders Crown to pay legal costs
September 18, 2018 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ quoted

Parliamentarians subpoenaed to testify in Abdelrazik case
June 28, 2018 – Globe and Mail – Paul Champ quoted

Rights advocates slam secrecy in bid to quash review of house raid
October 13, 2017 – iPolitics – Paul Champ quoted

Canada’s prison system accused of ‘cultural bias’ at Supreme Court of Canada
October 12, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ and Christine Johnson at Supreme Court

Civil liberties group takes spy watchdog to court over monitoring of protesters
October 4, 2017 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted

Human Rights Commission calls on province to end segregation in jails
September 26, 2017 – Toronto Star – Paul Champ at press conference

Stop Ontario jails from putting sick inmates in solitary confinement
September 26, 2017 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Inquests launched into two suicides at Ottawa jail
September 21, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Caution urged on national security bill
September 11, 2017 – Law Times – Paul Champ quoted

Human rights check needed for pension plans
August 28, 2017 – Law Times – Champ Law case cited

Senate asks court to block release of documents in racial discrimination case
August 24, 2017 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted

Prison law focuses on mistreatment in jails
July 17, 2017 – Law Times – Paul Champ quoted

Omar Khadr settlement
July 5, 2017 – CBC’s The House – Paul Champ interviewed

Catholic schools can’t push Catholicism on students now
June 14, 2017 – Ottawa Citizen – Paul Champ quoted

Simcoe Catholic School Board allows students to opt out of religious classes
June 14, 2017 – Simcoe News – Paul Champ quoted

Opting out of religious classes easier thanks to human rights complaint
June 14, 2017 – Metro News – Paul Champ quoted

Students can opt out of religious classes at Catholic schools after case settled
June 13, 2017 – Toronto Star – Champ Law settles case

Female RCMP officers may appeal family status case
June 8, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Shocking images show torture and executions by Iraqi soldiers
May 25, 2017 – CTV News – Paul Champ interviewed

Canada’s spies collude with oil companies
May 18, 2017 – National Observer – Paul Champ quoted

Hamilton man’s complaint against Canadian spies dismissed
May 2, 2017 – CBC News – Bijon Roy quoted

Ombudsman slams jails for failing to track solitary confinement
April 21, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Quebec Mounties attempt to form union
April 4, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Ottawa man taken off suicide watch less than a day before killing himself
March 29, 2017 – National Post – Paul Champ quoted

Families of men who died of suicide at OCDC demand inquest
March 28, 2017 – CBC News – Paul Champ quoted

Canadian Government settles case for smearing Montreal man
March 3, 2017 – Globe and Mail – Case settled by Champ Law

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

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

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

Paul Champ appearance before Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-51 Transcript
March 12, 2015

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

Benamar Benatta reaches settlement with Canadian government
March 9, 2015

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