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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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CCF and Artisan Ales AIT complaint against Alberta (Interprovincial free trade)

CCF and Artisan Ales AIT complaint against Alberta (Interprovincial free trade)

Aug 29 2016

With the help from the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Artisan Ales, a small Calgary owned-and-operated import agency, has initiated a complaint against the Government of Alberta under the Agreement on Internal Trade (the AIT). The complaint alleges that Alberta, through a tax policy that favours Alberta beers over the beers of

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R v. Comeau (Interprovincial free trade)

R v. Comeau (Interprovincial free trade)

Dec 19 2015

Do you think it is right to fine a retiree for buying alcohol in another province and bring it back across the border? We sure don’t! The Canadian Constitution Foundation is proud to support Gerard Comeau and his lawyers Ian Blue, Arnold Schwisberg and Mikael Bernard in their constitutional challenge to

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R. v. Montague; Attorney General of Ontario v. Montague et al. (civil forfeiture)

R. v. Montague; Attorney General of Ontario v. Montague et al. (civil forfeiture)

Apr 15 2015

Bruce Montague was a licensed gunsmith and firearms dealer who believed that Canada’s gun licensure laws were unconstitutional. He deliberately allowed his firearms licences to expire in 2003 so that he would be charged with an offence and could challenge the constitutionality of the law in court. However, the Ontario

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R. v. Jones, R v. Schmidt (private property)

R. v. Jones, R v. Schmidt (private property)

Jan 01 2015

If you think it’s wrong when government bureaucrats bully law-abiding citizens, then there’s a court case going on that you should know about, involving two principled and brave farmers named Montana Jones and Michael Schmidt. In late 2011, Ontario sheep breeder Montana Jones was notified by the Canadian Food Inspection

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R v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

R v. Saskatchewan Federation of Labour

Aug 25 2014

An important case has made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada that could redefine our right to “freedom of association.” It all began in 2008 when the new Saskatchewan government enacted two pieces of legislation — The Public Service Essential Services Act (PSESA) and The Trade Union Amendment

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Trinity Western University’s battle for accreditation by the law societies

Trinity Western University’s battle for accreditation by the law societies

Aug 19 2014

Trinity Western University is a highly regarded liberal arts university located in Langley, British Columbia. It is unusual in being a private university, and in having a Christian ethos. It is accredited by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (the de facto ‘kingmaker’ of Canadian post-secondary institutions) and

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Julie Guindon v. Her Majesty The Queen (updated Oct 1, 2014)

Julie Guindon v. Her Majesty The Queen (updated Oct 1, 2014)

Aug 14 2014

Section 11 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees important procedural protections such as the right to “be presumed innocent until proven guilty” and the right to a “fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal.” Unfortunately, these rights are not always protected. Indeed, our rights to

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