On November 6, 2017, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Upper Canada’s new requirement that all lawyers and paralegals draft a personal Statement of Principles demonstrating their “personal valuing” of
In 2011, Ms. MacKinnon, a former Drumheller municipal councillor, was charged with the offence of “defamatory libel” under section 301 of the Criminal Code for colourful comments she posted on social media critical of town officials. What she didn’t know, and what the prosecutors and the court should have known,
Should courts have broad power to regulate the membership of private groups? The Supreme Court of Canada has heard arguments for a case that will have profound implications for all private civil society organizations, and particularly religious congregations. The CCF has intervened in this case to help defend an important
A clip from CTV’s Power Play for Friday, June 15, 2018 with Mercedes Stephenson. Original clip available here.
Featuring CCF Staff Lawyer Derek James From & Artisan Ales’ Mike Tessier and Bo Vitanov.
Learn more at: noforcedspeech.ca
On Friday, counsel in our historic BC healthcare choice case filed an injunction against the BC Government, seeking to stop the enforcement of new financial penalties that the government has threatened to impose on doctors who treat patients looking for treatment options other than languishing on growing wait lists. The
The Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling earlier this year on interprovincial trade barriers represents a significant loss for consumers and for the Canadian economy at a time it can least afford it. But it was a great win for inertia. In 2012, Gérard Comeau bought 344 bottles of beer, two
A new report from the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) examines all ten provinces’ liquor laws and grades them according to how open or protectionist they are. Manitoba scored highest by a significant margin, with Ontario at the bottom of the rankings. The full report can be found here (theccf.ca/tradereport). The
This report, published on February 23, 2017, by the Canadian Constitution Foundation, takes a critical look at Canada’s e-cigarette laws at all levels of government. Find out how your province compares to the rest of Canada. Canadians of all ages remain addicted to traditional cigarettes and find it nearly impossible
Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws were originally intended to deter crime and compensate victims. In Canada today, civil forfeiture is not exclusively used to satisfy these objectives. It has instead become a supplement or alternative to the criminal law. This transformation has had a profound impact on many of the
For several decades now, fathers have faced significant, widespread bias in family courts across Canada. But as author Grant Brown shows in this free e-book, many of the popular prejudices behind this bias simply have no basis in law or fact. In Ideology And Dysfunction In Family Law – How Courts
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