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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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Jim Bronskill: Jehovah’s Witness cannot appeal expulsion to a judge, Supreme Court rules

Jim Bronskill: Jehovah’s Witness cannot appeal expulsion to a judge, Supreme Court rules

Jun 04 2018

A Jehovah’s Witness who was expelled from a Calgary congregation cannot take his case to a judge, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in a decision that affirms the general right of religious organizations to govern their own affairs. In a 9-0 decision Thursday, the high court said the

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National Post View: The Supreme Court offers its foolish beer decision to a foolish nation

National Post View: The Supreme Court offers its foolish beer decision to a foolish nation

Apr 20 2018

The Supreme Court’s decision this week in the “Free the Beer” case could drive you to drink. Not that you’ll have many beverage options to choose from. At least not Canadian ones. The case, R. vs. Comeau, related to charges laid against Gerard Comeau, a New Brunswick man who would

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Leonid Sirota: Unmaking History

Leonid Sirota: Unmaking History

Apr 20 2018

In the “free the beer” case, the Supreme Court shows ― again ― that it is the spoiled child of the Constitution When it accepted to pronounce on the constitutionality of non-tariff barriers to inter-provincial trade, the Supreme Court had a chance to make history. In R v Comeau, 2018

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Emmett Macfarlane: In its ‘free-the-beer’ ruling, the Supreme Court reveals its contradictions

Emmett Macfarlane: In its ‘free-the-beer’ ruling, the Supreme Court reveals its contradictions

Apr 19 2018

It seems inevitable that the Supreme Court of Canada’s R. v. Comeau decision, in what will forever be known as “the Beer Case,” will go down as controversial and perhaps even deeply unpopular. There’s little surprise that public opinion polls overwhelmingly oppose laws restricting Canadians’ ability to buy liquor in

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BONOKOSKI: Canadians want options to a failing health-care system

BONOKOSKI: Canadians want options to a failing health-care system

Apr 02 2018

There was a big stink late last year when an emergency patient at the Ottawa Hospital — crying in pain from a back injury, vomiting and begging for a place to curl up — was told by a fed-up staffer to lie on the floor. Witnesses spoke of gasps of

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Constitution Day 2018: Good news for free trade, healthcare choice; bad news for judicial activism; mixed news for free speech

Constitution Day 2018: Good news for free trade, healthcare choice; bad news for judicial activism; mixed news for free speech

Mar 28 2018

New for Constitution Day 2018, the Canadian Constitution Foundation surveyed Canadians’ views about our Constitution. Individual news releases covering key topics can be found at the following links: New poll: Canadians overwhelmingly back free trade within Canada New poll: A majority of Canadians support a private healthcare option for patients

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Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial showcases legal complacency

Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial showcases legal complacency

Jan 24 2018

The much-delayed marathon constitutional challenge to Medicare, which began in September 2016 and has crawled through nearly 100 days of court time, now won’t resume hearing testimony until April. Adjourned late last year, the constitutional challenge currently NOT being heard in B.C. Supreme Court is an epic example of the

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CFIB’s 12 things small businesses will be watching out for in 2018

CFIB’s 12 things small businesses will be watching out for in 2018

Jan 17 2018

The Gérard Comeau case, involving a New Brunswick man who had the audacity to buy cheap beer in Quebec and to bring it home, is set for a decision at the Supreme Court this year (editor’s note: CFIB is an intervenor in this case). If the justices go the right

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