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Gordon Kent: Trade panel hearing liquor store’s challenge to Alberta craft brewery tax in June

Gordon Kent: Trade panel hearing liquor store’s challenge to Alberta craft brewery tax in June

May 13 2017

A trade panel hearing is scheduled in Edmonton June 1 into a Calgary liquor importer’s complaint that Alberta’s system of beer taxation violates trade agreements. The province has imposed a $1.25-per-litre markup on beer, but last August introduced a rebate for Alberta craft brewers to support the local industry. Artisan

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Laura Payton: Supreme Court of Canada will consider border booze case

Laura Payton: Supreme Court of Canada will consider border booze case

May 10 2017

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is going to consider the case of Gerard Comeau, a man who was charged for buying beer in Quebec and taking it home to New Brunswick. The case could have wide-ranging implications for cross-border trade within Canada, potentially tearing down the imaginary walls

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CBC Radio: Howard Anglin – Comeau at the Supreme Court

CBC Radio: Howard Anglin – Comeau at the Supreme Court

May 05 2017

May 5, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear arguments for getting rid of limits on how much alcohol you’re allowed to transport between provinces. Terry Seguin talks to the executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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Power and Politics: May 4, 2017 – Comeau heads to the Supreme Court

Power and Politics: May 4, 2017 – Comeau heads to the Supreme Court

May 04 2017

CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin on why a beer case (R. v. Comeau) before the Supreme Court of Canada could have resounding effects across the entire economy.

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Ottawa Citizen: Let’s stop denying need for private health care

Ottawa Citizen: Let’s stop denying need for private health care

Apr 27 2017

The question is debated frequently and fiercely: If you have the money, should you be able to purchase health care privately? Here’s the question that should always go with it: What practical alternative do Ontarians have, as the population ages and demands on the system only accelerate? Thursday’s provincial budget

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Lauren Heuser: The Real Threat to Free Speech

Lauren Heuser: The Real Threat to Free Speech

Apr 24 2017

Last week, conservative pundit Ann Coulter became the latest person to be blocked from speaking at a university. In their letter to the Berkeley College Republicans, the sponsors of the talk, administrators from the University of California, Berkeley explained that it was “not possible to assure that the event could

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Ian Mulgrew: Costs, hypocrisy taking toll in Medicare constitutional challenge

Ian Mulgrew: Costs, hypocrisy taking toll in Medicare constitutional challenge

Apr 18 2017

Dr. Brian Day nibbled at a low-fat muffin, muttering “probably a thousand calories,” sipped a morning coffee, and tried to swallow his frustration. Nearly a decade after he launched a landmark challenge to B.C.’s Medicare Protection Act, the marathon legal proceedings are bogged down and Day is crowd-funding through the

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The Unintended Legacy of Canada’s Charter

The Unintended Legacy of Canada’s Charter

Apr 17 2017

Thirty-five years ago today, Queen Elizabeth II signed the Constitution Act, 1982. A flag-waving crowd gathered on Parliament Hill to watch. Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau sat to the queen’s right, looking delighted, and two tall men stood to her left—one pinning the pages down as if to stop them from

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B.C. plays the legal long game in private health-care fight

B.C. plays the legal long game in private health-care fight

Apr 13 2017

Earlier this week, one of the most important trials in recent Canadian history was forced to adjourn when the plaintiffs said they had run out of funds. This is what happens when you go up against an entity that has virtually unlimited resources: the government. At issue is nothing less

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