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Private health insurance litigation.

Private health insurance litigation.

Aug 29 2013

Lawyer Chris Schafer, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation that’s financially supporting the Cambie clinic and McCreith cases, couldn’t be more diametrically opposed to Flood’s viewpoint. Schafer points out that Canada is the only country within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development with a ban on private health

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RCMP search and seizure of firearms in flooded homes in Alberta.

RCMP search and seizure of firearms in flooded homes in Alberta.

Jun 28 2013

Legal experts say our Charter rights are often in peril in times of emergency, and that under Alberta’s Emergency Management “Stopping people from returning to their homes, entering into private homes without warrant, seizing private property, this act provides for all of these things,” said Chris Schafer, head of the

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Taxing our patience

Taxing our patience

May 04 2013

Leroux is still fighting the federal tax collector in court with the help of the Canadian Constitution Foundation. But our question is why the federal government doesn’t step in and demand an investigation of this sordid affair. After all, imagine if in criminal court, police and prosecutors were found to

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“I want my life back”. After more than a decade, B.C. man still fighting to right damages brought by tax agency.

“I want my life back”. After more than a decade, B.C. man still fighting to right damages brought by tax agency.

Apr 25 2013

Mr. Leroux’s camp maintains the tax agency is simply trying to “outlitigate” him. “They can’t be allowed to turn this into a war of attrition, because Mr. Leroux can’t afford to win a war of attrition,” said Mr. Armstrong. Indeed, he would have been outlitigated long ago if his fight

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Controversial free speech defender Douglas H. Christie dead at 66.

Controversial free speech defender Douglas H. Christie dead at 66.

Aug 29 2012

Chris Schafer, the executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation said it was unfair for people to assume he sympathized with his clients’ views just because he was representing them. “A lawyer who represents a murderer isn’t a murderer,” he said. “You need someone like a Doug Christie out here

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Canadians’ constitutional knowledge lacking: survey

Canadians’ constitutional knowledge lacking: survey

Mar 29 2012

The CCF designated March 29 as “Constitution Day” in an effort to improve Canadians’ understanding of the act. The date was chosen to align with the constitution acts of 1867 and 1982, which both received Royal assent on that day. The official anniversary is April 17, as that was the

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Canadians to mark Constitution Day on March 29

Canadians to mark Constitution Day on March 29

Mar 29 2012

“Basically, we found that Canadians, especially young ones and high school grads, don’t know the simple facts about the Constitution,” said Chris Schafer, executive director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation. The foundation is promoting March 29 — Constitution Day — as the date that all Canadians should celebrate and deepen

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“Judging the Judges”

“Judging the Judges”

Feb 01 2012

Karen Selick, the litigation director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, says repeatedly poor judges shouldn’t be stuck with the stigma of reprimands or other findings against them. Instead, “we should fire them,” says Selick, who believes sanctions should not be reserved only for issues of misconduct, but also for issues

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