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The Reillys (Civil forfeiture abuse in Ontario)

The Reillys (Civil forfeiture abuse in Ontario)

Sep 21 2018

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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Fighting compelled speech: challenging the LSO’s Statement of Principles

Fighting compelled speech: challenging the LSO’s Statement of Principles

Nov 08 2017

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

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R. v. MacKinnon (free speech case defending right to criticize government)

R. v. MacKinnon (free speech case defending right to criticize government)

May 24 2017

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,

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Your Health Can’t Wait

Your Health Can’t Wait

Jul 23 2018

This is too important. Join our fight. Sign-up at yourhealthcantwait.ca for important updates on our healthcare freedom case. And don’t forget to LIKE & SHARE this video.

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CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin talks about the TWU decision on June 15, 2018

CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin talks about the TWU decision on June 15, 2018

Jun 18 2018

A clip from CTV’s Power Play for Friday, June 15, 2018 with Mercedes Stephenson. Original clip available here.

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

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

Jun 10 2018

Featuring CCF Staff Lawyer Derek James From & Artisan Ales’ Mike Tessier and Bo Vitanov.


News

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BC goes to court to hide costs of landmark healthcare trial from the public

BC goes to court to hide costs of landmark healthcare trial from the public

Nov 14 2018

BC really doesn’t want you to know how much the government has spent since 2009 fighting against patients suffering on waitlists who want their Charter right to timely treatment. Since 2009, the BC Government has been litigating against patient plaintiffs who have suffered as a result of rationed healthcare and

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Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Oct 25 2018

Mr. Klippenstein has practiced law for 30 years, founding his own law firm 20 years ago with a special focus on human rights issues and on working for disadvantaged individuals and communities. He was the lawyer who represented the family of aboriginal protestor Dudley George during the Ipperwash Inquiry, and

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Vice News: Lawyers warn that civil forfeitures could spike in Canada once weed is legal

Vice News: Lawyers warn that civil forfeitures could spike in Canada once weed is legal

Oct 15 2018

With legalization days away in Canada, defense lawyers are warning that once weed is legal, police could increase their use of civil forfeiture — a process to seize people’s property without charging them with crimes — to crack down on people who violate cannabis laws. Currently, police in eight provinces

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Not Admitted Free: Interprovincial trade barriers in alcohol

Not Admitted Free: Interprovincial trade barriers in alcohol

Jun 29 2018

Published on June 29, 2018 by Canadian Constitution Foundation, this report takes a critical look at Canada’s interprovincial barriers to trade in alcohol. Comparing and ranking the provinces, the report considers factors such as: price relative to other goods, openness to interprovincial trade, range of products available, whether provincial regulations

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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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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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