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Press Release: BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

Press Release: BC Supreme Court Chews Out CRA for Abusing Its Power

May 01 2014

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Canada Revenue Agency must live up to its responsibilities to the Canadian public and apply “a little common sense” when auditing and re-assessing taxpayers, the Supreme Court of British Columbia said in a decision released on May 1, 2014. Taxpayer Irvin Leroux sued the CRA for

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A need to kick the no-smoking habit

A need to kick the no-smoking habit

Apr 22 2014

Oh boohoo, you say. So smokers can’t light up on restaurant patios anymore, or smoke on beaches or in public parks or on sports fields or…well, pretty much anywhere except their own homes and cars, if all-encompassing public-smoking bans like the one set to take effect in Victoria, B.C., go

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Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Apr 09 2014

It’s not often these days that Rob Ford can be identified as the voice of reason on an issue. But when it comes to the question of whether food trucks should be allowed to operate freely in Toronto, the much-maligned mayor seems to be one of very few people talking

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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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Bill C-13: Tories trying again to open door to undue state intrusion

Bill C-13: Tories trying again to open door to undue state intrusion

Mar 26 2014

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Perhaps that’s the federal government’s motto regarding Bill C-13 — the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. It represents yet another attempt by this government to pass legislation that will open the door to undue state intrusion. The currently proposed

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Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Mar 11 2014

TORONTO, ON: The Ontario Court of Appeal has dealt a blow to free choice in Canada. In the R. v. Schmidt case, the court unanimously decided that cow-share members do not have a constitutionally protected right to acquire raw milk in order to promote their own health. In reaching this

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Press Release: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Press Release: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Mar 11 2014

Toronto, ON: Today, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously decided in the R. v. Schmidt case that cow-share members do not have a constitutionally protected right to acquire raw milk in order to promote their own health. In reaching this decision, the Court upheld the prior conviction of dairy farmer

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Press Release: CCF To Welcome Marni Soupcoff As New Executive Director

Press Release: CCF To Welcome Marni Soupcoff As New Executive Director

Mar 03 2014

Toronto, ON: It is with a mixture of sadness and gratitude for his dedication, that the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announces the departure of Chris Schafer, Executive Director. “After more than three years of innovation and accomplishment, the CCF will miss Chris’s conscientious and principled leadership,” said Mark Mitchell, Chairman

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