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Sunny Dhillon: Financial hurdles halt lawsuit against Canada’s health-care system

Sunny Dhillon: Financial hurdles halt lawsuit against Canada’s health-care system

Apr 10 2017

The constitutional challenge of Canada’s public health-care system has adjourned until September, with the plaintiffs arguing they have run out of money for the case and accusing the British Columbia government of stall tactics. But the province offered no apologies for “vigorously” defending the public system and said the plaintiffs

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Janyce McGregor: 5 things to watch in today’s interprovincial trade deal

Janyce McGregor: 5 things to watch in today’s interprovincial trade deal

Apr 07 2017

As economic development ministers gather in Toronto today to release the final text of the new Canada Free Trade Agreement, here’s a quick guide to what it will — and won’t — do. Free the wine and beer? Not yet Federal minister Navdeep Bains says he’s heard plenty from Canadians

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Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial turns B.C. courtroom into a playing field

Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial turns B.C. courtroom into a playing field

Apr 05 2017

The long-running B.C. constitutional trial over the provincial provision of Medicare has focused a klieg light on the worst of the legal profession’s foibles — its love of sport. Lawyers are competitive by nature, and their sporting theory of justice is never more on display than when they enter a

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Ian Mulgrew: Court dawdles in face of overcrowding, opioid crises

Ian Mulgrew: Court dawdles in face of overcrowding, opioid crises

Mar 27 2017

In the midst of a spring break, B.C. Supreme Court Justice John Steeves says it will be autumn before we hear the government’s defence of medical waiting lists. Roughly a decade after the constitutional challenge to prohibitions on private and insured access to needed core medical services was launched, the

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Marni Soupcoff: Vaping could save lives — if government gets out of the way

Marni Soupcoff: Vaping could save lives — if government gets out of the way

Mar 10 2017

It’s important to safeguard Canadians’ health, right? Via National Post

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Controversy before OMB hearing begins in County

Controversy before OMB hearing begins in County

Jul 29 2014

An Ontario Municipal Board Hearing into the legality of the “heritage conservation district” planned for downtown Picton is off to a rough start. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is now involved with 2 downtown Picton property owners appealing Prince Edward County councils designation of the downtown as a “heritage district.” One

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Guest editorial: Anti-spam law resolves little

Guest editorial: Anti-spam law resolves little

Jul 29 2014

Canada’s anti-spam legislation, which took effect July 1, is a big solution to a small problem. It creates headaches for charities and innocent people within the country, while doing nothing to stem the flow of scurrilous emails from abroad. The intent of the law is reasonable: To stem the flow

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First they took his guns, now the government wants firearms law protester’s house too

First they took his guns, now the government wants firearms law protester’s house too

Jun 04 2014

A northwestern Ontario gunsmith who protested Canada’s firearms licensing regime by letting his own permit slip, leading to a police raid on his family’s log cabin, has lost his challenge of Canada’s criminal forfeiture laws — and now he might also lose the house. Bruce Montague, 55, has already served

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Kim Arnott: Milk fight likely to go on until the cows come home

Kim Arnott: Milk fight likely to go on until the cows come home

Apr 04 2014

The right to drink unpasteurized milk is not protected as a liberty under s.7 of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to Ontario’s Court of Appeal. And while the ruling doesn’t surprise Derek From, the lawyer who recently argued that it should be protected, he said the court’s decision

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