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Michelle Bellefontaine: Alberta ordered to amend or repeal craft brewer grant program

Jun 12 2018

A Government of Alberta program to help small craft brewers has been ruled non-compliant under the Agreement of Internal Trade — a setback to the province’s much-touted program to diversify the economy. Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Monday the province will review the decision and consult with stakeholders before deciding

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Dean Bennett: Trade panel ruling slams Alberta’s craft beer subsidy program

Jun 12 2018

Alberta’s subsidy plan to boost its own craft beer industry has been hammered again by a trade panel ruling. READ MORE: Alberta NDP’s beer tax contravenes Canadian internal trade rules: panel An appeal panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade has upheld an earlier decision that provincial subsidies to assist

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Decision: Big win for the Canadian Constitution Foundation and Artisan Ales!

Jun 10 2018

Alberta’s discriminatory beer tax violates the Agreement on Internal Trade On May 11, 2018, an Appeal Panel, convened pursuant to the dispute resolution process of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), ruled that the Government of Alberta’s Small Brewers Development Program (ASBD Program) does not comply with the province’s free

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Jim Bronskill: Jehovah’s Witness cannot appeal expulsion to a judge, Supreme Court rules

Jun 04 2018

A Jehovah’s Witness who was expelled from a Calgary congregation cannot take his case to a judge, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a decision that affirms the general right of religious organizations to govern their own affairs. In a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court said the

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Release: Resounding victory for freedom of association of private bodies from the Supreme Court of Canada

May 31 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) today decided in Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall that courts do not have the jurisdiction to review the membership and internal disciplinary decisions of private voluntary associations, including religious congregations. This decision is important because it shields civil society organizations from second-guessing

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National Post View: The Supreme Court offers its foolish beer decision to a foolish nation

Apr 20 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the “Free the Beer” case could drive you to drink. Not that you’ll have many beverage options to choose from. At least not Canadian ones. The case, R. vs. Comeau, related to charges laid against Gerard Comeau, a New Brunswick man who would

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We have also published reports on Civil Forfeiture in Canada, and Vaping laws in Canada.

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