Home News Articles (Page 4)

Articles

CCF staff write on a variety of policy areas from a mostly legal viewpoint. Our staff often focus on policy issues related to the legal cases we support.

Learn more about Articles


From Articles

The little winery that could

The little winery that could

Aug 10 2016

If you drive east on Highway 401 from Toronto for an hour and a half, take exit 522 south to the Loyalist Parkway and navigate increasingly narrow lanes to Closson Road, you will eventually find yourself in front of a weathered barn from the 1860s and a freshly painted white

Continue Reading

From Articles

Bruce and Donna Montague Reach Settlement that Saves Their Home

Bruce and Donna Montague Reach Settlement that Saves Their Home

Aug 08 2016

Bruce and Donna Montague’s 10-year fight to save their home from the Government of Ontario is finally over. They have accepted a settlement and the Honourable Mr. Justice Shaw of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice completely dismissed the civil forfeiture action against their home. The Montagues live near Kenora,

Continue Reading

From Articles

What Canadians Deserve from the Next Supreme Court Justice

What Canadians Deserve from the Next Supreme Court Justice

Aug 04 2016

In 1970, Republican Senator Roman Hruska of Nebraska rose to defend President Nixon’s nomination of Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Carswell’s critics alleged that he did not possess the lofty mind befitting a judge of the highest court in the land. Tossing his opponents’

Continue Reading

From Articles

Regulators still out to destroy Christian law school

Regulators still out to destroy Christian law school

Aug 04 2016

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” The saying is usually attributed, with more confidence than evidence, to Margaret Thatcher. But it could also be the motto of Trinity Western University. Just last week the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal affirmed that the provincial

Continue Reading

From Articles

Tariff Barriers In Alberta’s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional

Tariff Barriers In Alberta’s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional

Aug 02 2016

In a flourish of self-congratulatory bravado, Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced yet another major overhaul to Alberta’s brewing industry on July 28, 2016. Prior to the NDP taking power in 2015, Alberta enjoyed the best market for beer in all of Canada. Although, it was by no means perfect, Albertans

Continue Reading

From Uncategorized, Articles

Alberta’s beer policy still unconstitutional

Alberta’s beer policy still unconstitutional

Aug 02 2016

There was a brief time when Alberta was a craft beer lover’s paradise. An enlightened combination of open borders and low taxes made for the best selection and cheapest prices anywhere in Canada. And with new local craft breweries opening every year, consumers were spoiled for choice from quality local,

Continue Reading

From Articles

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Jul 27 2016

Even before Canada’s Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a “ground-breaking” and “historic” agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. The official statement announcing a new “Canadian Free Trade Agreement” (CFTA) is only 191 words long and omits any of those pesky details where the

Continue Reading

From Articles

Restricting Payday-Loans Ineffective in Reducing Poverty

Restricting Payday-Loans Ineffective in Reducing Poverty

Jul 20 2016

The City of Calgary has passed a bylaw restricting the number of payday-loan lenders that can operate in a given area. This policy is not based on objective evidence or sound economic reasoning, but on the subjective ideologies of individual councillors. At first glance, this policy may seem to benefit

Continue Reading

From Articles

Too-Special- To-Fail

Too-Special- To-Fail

Jul 20 2016

“Youth, today! They’re lazy and entitled because everyone received participation trophies!” is a quip Millennials (I’ll include Gen Z’rs too) hear so often that it has nearly lost all meaning. Not to me though. Instead, this joke points to a much larger issue- one that extends beyond Millennials to all

Continue Reading