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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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Brian Day: 30 years of health-care dysfunction

Brian Day: 30 years of health-care dysfunction

Apr 01 2014

Thirty years ago today, on April 1, 1984, the Canada Health Act became law. We can be forgiven for wondering if the date and year were coincidental, or chosen in honour of April Fools’ Day and George Orwell’s novel, respectively. Canada’s Medicare laws have many Orwellian features, including names such

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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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