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Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Oct 25 2018

Mr. Klippenstein has practiced law for 30 years, founding his own law firm 20 years ago with a special focus on human rights issues and on working for disadvantaged individuals and communities. He was the lawyer who represented the family of aboriginal protestor Dudley George during the Ipperwash Inquiry, and

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Vice News: Lawyers warn that civil forfeitures could spike in Canada once weed is legal

Vice News: Lawyers warn that civil forfeitures could spike in Canada once weed is legal

Oct 15 2018

With legalization days away in Canada, defense lawyers are warning that once weed is legal, police could increase their use of civil forfeiture — a process to seize people’s property without charging them with crimes — to crack down on people who violate cannabis laws. Currently, police in eight provinces

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BC Government backs down … for now, and won’t penalize doctors helping suffering patients

BC Government backs down … for now, and won’t penalize doctors helping suffering patients

Oct 05 2018

Under pressure, the Government of BC has agreed not to impose stiff new penalties on doctors and private clinics helping thousands of BC patients receive timely care until after the court has ruled on our application for an injunction against these penalties. This means hundreds of procedures will not have

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Guess how much the BC government has spent fighting against healthcare choice!

Guess how much the BC government has spent fighting against healthcare choice!

Oct 05 2018

No really, you’ll have to guess, because the Government won’t tell us! And now they are going to court to fight an order from BC’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner requiring the Government to tell us. For almost two years, the CCF has been trying to find out

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Update: Cambie Surgeries Injunction Hearing

Update: Cambie Surgeries Injunction Hearing

Sep 26 2018

In case you missed it, this story by Ian Mulgrew in the Vancouver Sun is a good account of the first day of hearings on the application for an injunction against the enforcement of draconian new financial penalties on doctors and clinics providing vital private services after October 1. There

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2019 Law & Freedom Conference

2019 Law & Freedom Conference

Sep 21 2018

We invite you to attend the 2019 Law and Freedom conference, presented by the Runnymede Society. Join us for some lively debate and discussion about the most important issues in Canadian constitutional law today — and how they impact freedom, policy, and society. You can register here. The conference will

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Dr. Brian Day finally gets his day in court … and the government still tried to silence him

Dr. Brian Day finally gets his day in court … and the government still tried to silence him

Sep 19 2018

September 19, 2018 After literally a decade of litigation, Dr. Brian Day finally got his day in court. He took the stand on Monday in the long-running Charter challenge brought by the Cambie Surgery Centre, which Dr. Day founded, and four patient plaintiffs who have been affected by delays and

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Annual Report 2017/2018

Annual Report 2017/2018

Sep 12 2018

Our annual report for 2017/2018 is now available to view online. You can download it along with our reports from past years here.

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Release: Huge victory against civil forfeiture as Ontario agrees to compensate innocent couple for seizing their properties

Release: Huge victory against civil forfeiture as Ontario agrees to compensate innocent couple for seizing their properties

Sep 10 2018

(The original emailed release with contact information is available here). Hailing it as “a huge victory against the abuse of civil forfeiture laws in Canada,” the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced today the Ontario government has agreed to drop its attempt to seize rental properties belonging to Maggie and Terry

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