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unnecessary and unconstitutional regulatory restrictions.
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
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
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
“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.
A talk from Dr. Leonid Sirota, AUT Law School
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
According to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) to mark the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s first Constitution, Canadians do not believe the Charter right to free speech should apply to some kinds of controversial speech. Majorities did not believe that so-called “hate speech” or speech
From adding property rights to the Charter, to abolishing the Senate, to ending the equality rights exception for affirmative action programs, Canadians are remarkably open to supporting amendments to our Constitution. According to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Canadian Constitution Foundation to mark the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s
In the midst of a spring break, B.C. Supreme Court Justice John Steeves says it will be autumn before we hear the government’s defence of medical waiting lists. Roughly a decade after the constitutional challenge to prohibitions on private and insured access to needed core medical services was launched, 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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