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Peers v. ASC, Aitkens v. ASC (Right to jury intervention)

Peers v. ASC, Aitkens v. ASC (Right to jury intervention)

Jan 31 2017

If you’d already spent almost five years in prison and were given the choice between paying a $5 million fine or spending one more day in prison, which would you choose? That is the question at the heart of a constitutional challenge in which the CCF is intervening to support

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From Cases, Ongoing Cases

The Reillys (Civil forfeiture abuse in Ontario)

The Reillys (Civil forfeiture abuse in Ontario)

Dec 21 2016

Margaret and Terry Reilly are from Orillia, Ontario. The Reillys own several rental properties, some of which are former single-family homes that they have converted into rooming houses for low-income tenants. Margaret has been involved in alleviating poverty and homelessness since her father became the priest at an inner-city Anglican

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Cambie v. MSCBC et al. (Patient rights & health care freedom)

Cambie v. MSCBC et al. (Patient rights & health care freedom)

Sep 06 2016

Cambie Surgeries Corporation et al v. Medical Services Commission et al. is a constitutional challenge taking place in British Columbia to bring choice and compassion to Canada’s health care system. The goal is to stop the suffering and empower Canadians to care for their own health, as should be their

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Multimedia

From Multimedia, Videos

CCF’s Law and Freedom Conference 2017: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal’s Friday keynote

CCF’s Law and Freedom Conference 2017: Chief Justice Glenn Joyal’s Friday keynote

Mar 08 2017

“The Charter and Canada’s New Political Culture: Are We All Ambassadors Now?” by Chief Justice Glenn D. Joyal of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba. Recorded on January 6, 2017.

From Multimedia, Videos

Runnymede Society: Dirty word or dirty little secret: originalism in Canada

Runnymede Society: Dirty word or dirty little secret: originalism in Canada

Feb 26 2017

A talk from Dr. Leonid Sirota, AUT Law School

From Multimedia, Videos

Runnymede Society debate: Are Patents Good For Innovation?

Runnymede Society debate: Are Patents Good For Innovation?

Feb 15 2017

On February 9th, 2017, the Runnymede Society of McGill University’s Faculty of Law held a debate on the patent system, whether it encourages or stifles innovation. Featuring: James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International, Christopher Koopman, Senior Fellow, Project for the Study of American Capitalism, Mercatus Institute Moderated by Associate Dean

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News

From News, In the News

Ian Mulgrew: Costs, hypocrisy taking toll in Medicare constitutional challenge

Ian Mulgrew: Costs, hypocrisy taking toll in Medicare constitutional challenge

Apr 18 2017

Dr. Brian Day nibbled at a low-fat muffin, muttering “probably a thousand calories,” sipped a morning coffee, and tried to swallow his frustration. Nearly a decade after he launched a landmark challenge to B.C.’s Medicare Protection Act, the marathon legal proceedings are bogged down and Day is crowd-funding through the

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From News, In the News

The Unintended Legacy of Canada’s Charter

The Unintended Legacy of Canada’s Charter

Apr 17 2017

Thirty-five years ago today, Queen Elizabeth II signed the Constitution Act, 1982. A flag-waving crowd gathered on Parliament Hill to watch. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau sat to the queen’s right, looking delighted, and two tall men stood to her left—one pinning the pages down as if to stop them from

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From News, In the News

B.C. plays the legal long game in private health-care fight

B.C. plays the legal long game in private health-care fight

Apr 13 2017

Earlier this week, one of the most important trials in recent Canadian history was forced to adjourn when the plaintiffs said they had run out of funds. This is what happens when you go up against an entity that has virtually unlimited resources: the government. At issue is nothing less

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Vaping and the Law (2017)

Vaping and the Law (2017)

Feb 23 2017

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

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From Publications

Civil Forfeiture in Canada

Civil Forfeiture in Canada

Apr 13 2016

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

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From Publications

Ideology and Dysfunction in Family Law

Ideology and Dysfunction in Family Law

May 06 2014

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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