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Your Health Can’t Wait

Jul 23 2018

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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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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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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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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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Chris Varcoe: Third time should be a charm to fix NDP’s broken beer program

Chris Varcoe: Third time should be a charm to fix NDP’s broken beer program

Jun 22 2018

How many times do you need to be proven wrong before you make something right? For the Notley government, three times should be the answer when it comes to its ham-handed attempts to give Alberta’s craft brewing industry a hand up. Instead, it’s been caught giving a hand out to

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Michelle Bellefontaine: Alberta ordered to pay Saskatchewan, Ontario breweries $2.1M over beer tax

Michelle Bellefontaine: Alberta ordered to pay Saskatchewan, Ontario breweries $2.1M over beer tax

Jun 20 2018

A judge has ordered the Alberta government to pay nearly $2.1 million in restitution to two out-of-province breweries after she found beer markups that favoured Alberta craft brewers violate the Canadian Constitution. Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Gillian Marriott found Saskatchewan’s Great Western Brewing Company is entitled to receive

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Michelle Bellefontaine: Alberta ordered to amend or repeal craft brewer grant program

Michelle Bellefontaine: Alberta ordered to amend or repeal craft brewer grant program

Jun 12 2018

A Government of Alberta program to help small craft brewers has been ruled non-compliant under the Agreement of Internal Trade — a setback to the province’s much-touted program to diversify the economy. Finance Minister Joe Ceci said Monday the province will review the decision and consult with stakeholders before deciding

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Dean Bennett: Trade panel ruling slams Alberta’s craft beer subsidy program

Dean Bennett: Trade panel ruling slams Alberta’s craft beer subsidy program

Jun 12 2018

Alberta’s subsidy plan to boost its own craft beer industry has been hammered again by a trade panel ruling. READ MORE: Alberta NDP’s beer tax contravenes Canadian internal trade rules: panel An appeal panel under the Agreement on Internal Trade has upheld an earlier decision that provincial subsidies to assist

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