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Let’s hope the Supreme Court rules in favour of disenfranchised expats

Let’s hope the Supreme Court rules in favour of disenfranchised expats

Sep 22 2015

Famous Canadians who won’t be voting in the federal election next month include Neil Young, Wayne Gretzky, William Shatner, Bruce Greenwood, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Anderson, Shania Twain, Sidney Crosby and James Cameron. I make that prediction with a high degree of confidence, not because I know

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How a case on a Quebec booze run could improve commerce and liberty

How a case on a Quebec booze run could improve commerce and liberty

Sep 18 2015

I’ve always marvelled at the way legal restrictions on alcohol stemming from a prohibition mindset have hung on so tenaciously, even as the rest of society has long since recognized their counterproductive nature and moved on. Government probably would have moved on too if this were really a story about

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Campaign generates beer buzz

Campaign generates beer buzz

Sep 11 2015

The recent trial of New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau over his unsuccessful attempt to bring 14 cases of Quebec beer into his home province has generated a secondary news wave. Federal politicians on the campaign trail are scurrying to align themselves with beer drinkers, and to place the blame on

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Key to Uber’s success lies in ensuring everyone understands the evils of regulation

Key to Uber’s success lies in ensuring everyone understands the evils of regulation

Sep 08 2015

When taxi drivers in Ottawa started secretly filming Uber drivers and posting the videos online, they said they were helping gather evidence against lawbreakers. After all, the Uber drivers were ferrying passengers from place to place without a taxi license. In response, Ottawa officials said thanks but no thanks: gathering

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Not everyone can afford the freedoms guaranteed by the Charter

Not everyone can afford the freedoms guaranteed by the Charter

Sep 05 2015

On Wednesday, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled against a Calgary-area dentist who had been challenging the constitutionality of his province’s ban on accessing health care outside the public system. The most unfortunate thing about the decision, and the lower court decision on which it was based, was that we

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There are no losers in the free trade of beer

There are no losers in the free trade of beer

Sep 01 2015

Pity the poor beer drinkers of New Brunswick. Except for a very small amount of beer – 12 bottles – that they’re allowed to bring into the province from elsewhere, they have to buy their beer from the ANBL (Alcool New Brunswick Liquor), the provincially owned distributor. ANBL slaps a

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Keep the cops out of our mail!

Keep the cops out of our mail!

Sep 01 2015

Every call from Canadian police for more power to examine our private stuff probably stems from a desire to stop crime. For example, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police recently passed a resolution asking the government to grant police the authority to start seizing mail while it is in

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Constitutional challenge set in cross-border beer battle

Constitutional challenge set in cross-border beer battle

Aug 28 2015

Canadians have seemed obsessed with the Mike Duffy story over the past few months, deeming it a scandalous cover-up of inappropriate behaviour. But this week, an even more scandalous cover-up — one that has gone virtually unnoticed by the public for approximately 94 years — has hit the headlines in

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Freeing trade between provinces

Freeing trade between provinces

Aug 27 2015

If the justifications provincial governments give for maintaining strict limits on how much alcohol people can bring across provincial borders were boiled down to their essence, it would probably sound something like this: “These cross-border limits are crucial for us to continue to price-gouge consumers by forcing them to shop

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