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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Asks Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Criminal Forfeiture Case

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Asks Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Criminal Forfeiture Case

Aug 26 2014

Toronto, ON -The Canadian Constitution Foundation hopes that the Supreme Court of Canada will grant leave to appeal in a case that may well decide the economic future of Ontario couple Bruce and Donna Montague, and the legal future of a mandatory minimum sentence that orders government forfeiture of private

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Ontario’s civil forfeiture racket

Ontario’s civil forfeiture racket

Aug 22 2014

As reported by The Toronto Star, when police raided the home of Denis and Margaret Deneault in August 2006, they found illegal drugs, including hashish, cocaine and ecstasy. The Deneaults were charged, and the police bragged about their conquest in multiple press releases. But here’s the crucial point: The Denaults

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Is a Recipe For the Abuse of Power

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Is a Recipe For the Abuse of Power

Aug 21 2014

CASL seems simple. Effectively, any unsolicited electronic messages that could be construed as “commercial” (including emails and text messages) are now illegal — unless you can find an exemption somewhere in the law or its regulations. A single email sent to a single recipient can be illegal since CASL does

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This Marijuana Activist Is a Hero to Me, and I Don’t Smoke the Stuff

This Marijuana Activist Is a Hero to Me, and I Don’t Smoke the Stuff

Aug 14 2014

Unlike the “Prince of Pot”, I don’t use marijuana. I never have, and probably never will, even if it were to become legal for recreational use. But then, I don’t use alcohol either. Slowing down my brain just isn’t my cup of tea. Nevertheless, I have been a staunch admirer

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Ottawa is violating our constitutional rights in order to help the U.S. collect taxes

Ottawa is violating our constitutional rights in order to help the U.S. collect taxes

Aug 14 2014

This week, two Ontario women launched a lawsuit against the Canadian government for agreeing to turn over the personal financial information of “U.S. persons” residing in Canada to the United States government. The deal may not sound outrageous on its face, but in practice, the costs to privacy, autonomy and

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Surrogate parenting and the value of life

Surrogate parenting and the value of life

Aug 13 2014

The truth is, it’s actually not expensive to hire a surrogate in Australia; it’s illegal. That’s an important detail, because it suggests that it’s not the commercialization of surrogacy that led to this sad story, but rather the opposite: the driving of surrogacy underground and abroad by banning the exchange

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Empowering patients at the pharmacy

Empowering patients at the pharmacy

Jul 31 2014

Most of us realize that we are responsible for our own wellbeing. But with everything from disease detection to cholesterol levels, we’re reliant on doctors and specialists to tell us how we’re faring. And getting that information is full of small to medium-sized annoyances — scheduling in-person appointments by phone,

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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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