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Press Release: New Alberta Brewers Subsidy is an Unconstitutional Trade Barrier

Press Release: New Alberta Brewers Subsidy is an Unconstitutional Trade Barrier

Aug 05 2016

The Government of Alberta today released the terms and conditions of its recently announced Small Brewers Development Program. As the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) anticipated, this program does not solve the legal problems that the Government of Alberta created on October 28, 2015 when it enacted a protectionist tariff in

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What Canadians Deserve from the Next Supreme Court Justice

What Canadians Deserve from the Next Supreme Court Justice

Aug 04 2016

In 1970, Republican Senator Roman Hruska of Nebraska rose to defend President Nixon’s nomination of Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Carswell’s critics alleged that he did not possess the lofty mind befitting a judge of the highest court in the land. Tossing his opponents’

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Regulators still out to destroy Christian law school

Regulators still out to destroy Christian law school

Aug 04 2016

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” The saying is usually attributed, with more confidence than evidence, to Margaret Thatcher. But it could also be the motto of Trinity Western University. Just last week the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal affirmed that the provincial

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Tariff Barriers In Alberta’s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional

Tariff Barriers In Alberta’s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional

Aug 02 2016

In a flourish of self-congratulatory bravado, Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced yet another major overhaul to Alberta’s brewing industry on July 28, 2016. Prior to the NDP taking power in 2015, Alberta enjoyed the best market for beer in all of Canada. Although, it was by no means perfect, Albertans

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Alberta’s beer policy still unconstitutional

Alberta’s beer policy still unconstitutional

Aug 02 2016

There was a brief time when Alberta was a craft beer lover’s paradise. An enlightened combination of open borders and low taxes made for the best selection and cheapest prices anywhere in Canada. And with new local craft breweries opening every year, consumers were spoiled for choice from quality local,

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Press Release: New Alberta Subsidy for Brewers Still Unconstitutional

Press Release: New Alberta Subsidy for Brewers Still Unconstitutional

Jul 28 2016

The new subsidy program for Alberta brewers announced today by the Government of Alberta is an unconstitutional barrier to interprovincial trade in violation of section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867. Section 121 states “all articles of the growth, produce or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall …

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Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Jul 27 2016

Even before Canada’s Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a “ground-breaking” and “historic” agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. The official statement announcing a new “Canadian Free Trade Agreement” (CFTA) is only 191 words long and omits any of those pesky details where the

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Case Highlighted in the Economist Magazine

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Case Highlighted in the Economist Magazine

Jul 25 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) was pleased to see the problems of Canada’s unconstitutional inter-provincial trade barriers featured in the July 23, 2016 edition of the Economist, perhaps the most influential global news magazine. The CCF has been proud to join forces with lawyers Ian A. Blue, QC and Arnold

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Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Jul 25 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation reacts to the news that Premiers are considering loosening rules over some inter-provincial online sale of wine: While almost any development would be an improvement on the current, prohibition-era restrictions on the movement of alcohol within Canada, the Canadian Constitution Foundation remains concerned that blatantly unconstitutional

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