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Challenge against LSUC’s mandatory Statement of Principles (Compelled speech case)

Challenge against LSUC’s mandatory Statement of Principles (Compelled speech case)

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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Highwood Congregation v. Randy Wall (freedom of association and separation of church and state)

Highwood Congregation v. Randy Wall (freedom of association and separation of church and state)

Apr 13 2017

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

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Multimedia

From Multimedia, Videos

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.

From Multimedia, Videos

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

From News, Press Releases

Injunction filed in Cambie Surgery Centre case: a showdown in the fight for patient choice!

Injunction filed in Cambie Surgery Centre case: a showdown in the fight for patient choice!

Jul 10 2018

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

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From News, In the News

Sylvain Charlebois: The measly $292.50 that could have transformed Canada’s agrifood sector

Sylvain Charlebois: The measly $292.50 that could have transformed Canada’s agrifood sector

Jul 09 2018

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

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New ranking of provincial liquor laws: Ontario least free; Manitoba tops list

New ranking of provincial liquor laws: Ontario least free; Manitoba tops list

Jun 29 2018

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

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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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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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