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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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Irvin Leroux v. CRA (updated Dec 10, 2014)

Irvin Leroux v. CRA (updated Dec 10, 2014)

Jul 30 2014

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) owes a duty of care to taxpayers. Who would have thought this was a new idea? One would assume that a modern liberal democratic state would have this concept enshrined in law and convention by now. On July 30, 2014, Irvin Leroux finally got an

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Picton Heritage Freedom (on property rights, updated May 12, 2015)

Picton Heritage Freedom (on property rights, updated May 12, 2015)

Jun 16 2014

In the summer of 2013, the town of Picton, Ontario adopted a by-law designating a seven-block area of Main Street a “heritage area”. This means that none of the buildings in the heritage zone can have their exteriors altered without the approval of local bureaucrats. The 142 buildings affected include

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Chief Mountain v. Canada

Chief Mountain v. Canada

Jul 30 2013

During the 1990s the Nisga’a final agreement was negotiated between the BC Provincial Government, the Canadian Federal Government and the Nisga’a Tribal Council. This treaty gave rise to the Nisga’a Lisims Government and provided an area of 1,930 square kilometres in British Columbia upon which the new Nisga’a government would

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R. v. Michael Schmidt: Defending consumer choice in Canada

R. v. Michael Schmidt: Defending consumer choice in Canada

Jul 25 2013

In 2006, Michael Schmidt, an Ontario dairy farmer, was charged with numerous violations of both theMilk Act as well as the Health Promotion and Protection Act for selling raw milk at the request of his customers. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is supporting Michael Schmidt in order to defend consumer choice,

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Elizabeth Bernard v. Attorney General of Canada, et al.

Elizabeth Bernard v. Attorney General of Canada, et al.

Jul 17 2013

Elizabeth Bernard is a government employee who has refused to join the public service unions that have represented her colleagues. The unions have made numerous attempts to acquire her home contact information. Elizabeth has thus far resisted these attempts, on the grounds that they are akin to forced association with

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Boisson v. Lund

Boisson v. Lund

Jul 17 2013

(Formerly Boissoin v. Alberta Human Rights Commission) On July 22, the Canadian Constitution Foundation filed its Intervener’s Brief in Boissoin v. Lund, arguing that restrictions on free speech in Alberta’s human rights legislation violate Canada’s Constitution. In 2002, Rev. Stephen Boissoin wrote a strongly worded letter to the Red Deer

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Moore v. BC Ministry of Education

Moore v. BC Ministry of Education

Mar 20 2012

In 2005, the BC Human Rights Tribunal decided that the BC Ministry of Education had discriminated against Jeffrey Moore by failing to provide him with a publicly funded program tailored for dyslexic children when the Ministry de-funded the program during budget cuts in the 1990s. Now at the SCC, this

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