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Government has created health care waiting lists

Government has created health care waiting lists

Nov 15 2016

Psychologists call the delusion of attributing your own faults to others, while denying them in yourself, “projection.” Maybe this explains why government lawyers in British Columbia are trying to blame doctors for long health care waiting lists, rather than admitting the obvious: that waiting times are the product of deliberate

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Time to bring free trade closer to home

Time to bring free trade closer to home

Nov 09 2016

Why does far-sighted provincial support for the international free trade turn into myopic resistance when it comes to similar trade with Canada’s other provinces? After harsh words and even a few tears, the on-again, off-again romance between Canada and the Belgian region of Wallonia ended happily with the signing of

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Allow a voluntary boost to health care funding

Allow a voluntary boost to health care funding

Oct 24 2016

“This is the number one issue for every Canadian province. This is our single biggest line item, delivering health care to our citizens.” That’s from Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the federal decision to offer only a three per cent

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Interpreting The New Supreme Court Justice’s Job Application

Interpreting The New Supreme Court Justice’s Job Application

Oct 21 2016

“Supreme Court judges ordinarily make law, rather than simply applying it.” As a description of the current state of Canadian constitutionalism, this is accurate, but stated so baldly by newly-named Justice Malcolm Rowe, it should raise eyebrows. We know Mr Justice Rowe believes this, apparently uncritically, because he wrote it

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Canadian health care is even more restrictive than communist China’s

Canadian health care is even more restrictive than communist China’s

Oct 07 2016

Several weeks ago I had coffee with a board member of one of British Columbia’s regional health authorities. In the course of our conversation, I mentioned the ongoing constitutional challenge to B.C.’s restrictions on patient access to private health care. The nub of the plaintiffs’ case is that, if the

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Canada’s university voice of human rights intolerance

Canada’s university voice of human rights intolerance

Oct 06 2016

Universities Canada bills itself as “the voice of Canadian universities,” but later this month it will vote on a new bylaw and policy to silence the individual voices of some of its 97 members. The current non-discrimination policy, which mirrors provincial Human Rights Codes in prohibiting discrimination on specified grounds,

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Press Release: Canadian Governments Cannot Erect Needless Barriers to Harm Reduction

Press Release: Canadian Governments Cannot Erect Needless Barriers to Harm Reduction

Sep 28 2016

Calgary, Alberta —In a September 28, 2016 news release, the Government of Canada announced its plan to introduce “new tobacco legislation to address vaping products in Canada.” The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has been following this issue closely and will continue to do so: see “E-cigarettes are a Critical Tool

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Press Release: Statement from the Canadian Constitution Foundation on Canada’s Proposed Extradition Treaty with China

Press Release: Statement from the Canadian Constitution Foundation on Canada’s Proposed Extradition Treaty with China

Sep 23 2016

CALGARY – The Federal Government’s plan to negotiate a formal extradition treaty with the “People’s Republic” of China flies in the face of Canada’s tradition of respecting the rights of all persons within our borders and cannot possibly comply with the Canadian Constitution, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,

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Press Release: Financial Post Recognizes Alberta Beer Tax Rebate is not Constitutionally Complaint

Press Release: Financial Post Recognizes Alberta Beer Tax Rebate is not Constitutionally Complaint

Sep 14 2016

A Financial Post article on September 13, 2016 referred to the Alberta beer tax rebate under the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program as “the most trade and constitutionally compliant in Canada.” After surveying a number of other provincial brewers’ subsidy programs, and noting that Ontario’s Steam Whistle allegedly receives some

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