Home News Articles (Page 9)

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

Brian Day interview – June 21, 2015 (Calgary’s News Talk 770)

Brian Day interview – June 21, 2015 (Calgary’s News Talk 770)

Jul 02 2015

Check out this interview of Brian Day by Danielle Smith on Calgary’s News Talk 770. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is supporting Cambie Surgery Centre in Cambie Surgeries Corporation et al v. Medical Services Commission et al. This case is a constitutional challenge taking place in British Columbia to bring choice

Continue Reading

From Articles

Vancouver city council not the marijuana freedom fighter sick patients need

Vancouver city council not the marijuana freedom fighter sick patients need

Jun 30 2015

It’s all a little confusing. A decision by Vancouver city council to regulate and license marijuana dispensaries has been vehemently opposed by federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose. In the lead-up to the passage of the bylaw, Ambrose warned that the new regulation would increase marijuana use and addiction. Once it

Continue Reading

From Articles

Problem with the CRA’s definition of ‘political activities’

Problem with the CRA’s definition of ‘political activities’

Jun 23 2015

That means it is considered a political activity for an animal welfare charity to try to convince the public that stricter limits on deer hunting would be a good idea, or for a senior citizens’ charity to run a public campaign urging for crosswalks to be replaced with traffic lights

Continue Reading

From Articles

Please help! The Montague family is fighting to keep their house!

Please help! The Montague family is fighting to keep their house!

Jun 16 2015

That’s what I keep telling myself over and over again, ever since my husband got thrown into the horrible gears of Canada’s justice system. My husband is Bruce Montague, and over the past few years, government authorities have seized our life’s savings (our store inventory), imprisoned him, devastated his small

Continue Reading

From Articles

Government wants free trade, as long as it can still prosecute your cross-border beer run to Quebec

Government wants free trade, as long as it can still prosecute your cross-border beer run to Quebec

Jun 15 2015

Last week, federal Industry Minister James Moore met with industry ministers from all the provinces to talk about renewing — and, let’s face it, giving some teeth to — the Agreement on Internal Trade, which has been next to useless in its current form. Op-eds singing the praises of freeing

Continue Reading

From Articles

Alberta’s health system forbids organ donation

Alberta’s health system forbids organ donation

Jun 08 2015

Naomi is lucky. Although no one in her immediate family is a match to donate part of their liver to her, and although AHS won’t allow a selfless Good Samaritan to save the sick baby’s life, good news has come. The same day that the Edmonton Journal reported the absurd

Continue Reading

From Articles

Clear threats to free speech in Canada

Clear threats to free speech in Canada

May 25 2015

They argue that when undercover police pretend to be reporters, they make it harder for real journalists to win the trust of informants. They also say that the practice could endanger real journalists, whose identities may be questioned in high-stress and volatile situations. Maybe, though as someone who’s been both

Continue Reading

From Articles

Do we believe in free speech or not?

Do we believe in free speech or not?

May 11 2015

As uncontroversial as all that might sound, there’s a problem. One man’s hate crime is another man’s conscientious expression of dissent. Letting a government that has already chosen sides sort out which is which is a dangerous idea. Hate crimes that entail violence, threats of violence, or the destruction of

Continue Reading

From Articles

The marketplace should decide who practises law

The marketplace should decide who practises law

May 05 2015

If I were starting my law career today instead of many years ago, I would be one of the students who couldn’t attend the proposed law school at TWU. For starters, TWU’s community covenant contains a “firm commitment to the person and work of Jesus Christ as declared in the

Continue Reading