The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL)

Canada’s only lay organization devoted exclusively to combating anti-Catholic defamation and to bringing Church teaching to bear on issues of public debate.
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The CCRL is devoted to combating anti-Catholic defamation and to bringing Church teaching to bear on issues of public debate


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2015 AGM announced

Join us on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 7pm at St. Pius X Church in Toronto to hear special guest speaker Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director/International Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

TTC: Between Runnymede and Jane Subway stations; Green P Parking Available.

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The CCRL Appears Before Federal External Panel on Physician Assisted Death, Persistent in Opposition

Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) president Phil Horgan and executive director Christian Elia appeared in Toronto before the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, restating the CCRL’s opposition to the imposition by the Supreme Court of a new Canadian regime of assisted suicide. The CCRL calls for the External Panel and the federal government to recognize and insist upon the adequate provision of palliative care for end of life situations. The CCRL asserted the need for robust protection for the freedoms of everyone who declines or opposes assisted suicide for reasons of conscience or religion.

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The CCRL Deplores Anti-Catholic Comments from NDP Communications Director

The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) expressed profound disappointment today in response to the offensive comments admitted by NDP Director of Communications, Shawn Dearn. The CCRL urges that all involved in public discourse engage in a respectful presentation of views, so as to improve the nature of public debate, rather than engage in its debasing.

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