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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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Healthcare Freedom Trial Update

Healthcare Freedom Trial Update

Sep 05 2018

Dear friend and supporter! After a relatively quiet summer, I wanted to provide you with an update on our Charter challenge on behalf of patients suffering on growing healthcare waiting lists. The good news is that after the summer recess, the Cambie healthcare case is back and moving forward (hopefully

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Thank you, Claus!

Thank you, Claus!

Aug 02 2018

After over two decades of service to the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Claus Jensen has stepped down as a director. Claus was one of the original founders who helped organize the CCF. He then joined the Board after we were incorporated in 2002. All Canadians owe Claus a deep debt of

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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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Alberta, B.C. trade tiff takes us in wrong direction

Alberta, B.C. trade tiff takes us in wrong direction

Feb 20 2018

The joke on social media following the Alberta government’s decision to boycott B.C. wine was British Columbians saying, “More for us!” But obstructing trade between Canada’s provinces is no laughing matter, and in the long run means less for all of us. The dust-up began Jan. 30 as the B.C.

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