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Release: CCF supporting Karen MacKinnon in free speech case

Release: CCF supporting Karen MacKinnon in free speech case

May 24 2017

Calgary, Alberta—The Canadian Constitution Foundation supports Karen MacKinnon as she takes her free speech fight to Supreme Court of Canada. We hope the Supreme Court of Canada finally resolves the dubious constitutional status of section 301 of the Criminal Code, which is used in cases like Karen’s to punish speech

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Is Saskatchewan rehabilitating section 33 of the Charter?

Is Saskatchewan rehabilitating section 33 of the Charter?

May 19 2017

Section 33 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, known as the “notwithstanding clause,” has just about acquired the status of a zombie law in recent decades, left largely untouched by legislatures (at least in the Rest of Canada). Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall recently took on the role of

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Gordon Kent: Trade panel hearing liquor store’s challenge to Alberta craft brewery tax in June

Gordon Kent: Trade panel hearing liquor store’s challenge to Alberta craft brewery tax in June

May 13 2017

A trade panel hearing is scheduled in Edmonton June 1 into a Calgary liquor importer’s complaint that Alberta’s system of beer taxation violates trade agreements. The province has imposed a $1.25-per-litre markup on beer, but last August introduced a rebate for Alberta craft brewers to support the local industry. Artisan

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Release: Hearing Scheduled To Fight Alberta Government’s Unconstitutional Barrier To Trade

Release: Hearing Scheduled To Fight Alberta Government’s Unconstitutional Barrier To Trade

May 10 2017

Artisan Ales hearing scheduled to fight Alberta government’s unconstitutional barrier to trade Calgary, AB—Artisan Ales’s trade complaint against the Government of Alberta under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) is scheduled for a hearing before an independent, expert panel at 9:00 am on June 1, 2017. The Government of Saskatchewan

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Laura Payton: Supreme Court of Canada will consider border booze case

Laura Payton: Supreme Court of Canada will consider border booze case

May 10 2017

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is going to consider the case of Gerard Comeau, a man who was charged for buying beer in Quebec and taking it home to New Brunswick. The case could have wide-ranging implications for cross-border trade within Canada, potentially tearing down the imaginary walls

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CBC Radio: Howard Anglin – Comeau at the Supreme Court

CBC Radio: Howard Anglin – Comeau at the Supreme Court

May 05 2017

May 5, 2017 The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear arguments for getting rid of limits on how much alcohol you’re allowed to transport between provinces. Terry Seguin talks to the executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.

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Power and Politics: May 4, 2017 – Comeau heads to the Supreme Court

Power and Politics: May 4, 2017 – Comeau heads to the Supreme Court

May 04 2017

CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin on why a beer case (R. v. Comeau) before the Supreme Court of Canada could have resounding effects across the entire economy.

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Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

May 04 2017

Huge news! With support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau’s case for interprovincial free trade is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada! This is an historic opportunity to correct almost a century of bad legal precedent that has allowed provinces to erect unconstitutional barriers to the free movement

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Taking a stand for patients rights’ and health-care choice

Taking a stand for patients rights’ and health-care choice

Apr 30 2017

“The most advanced justice system in the world is a failure if it does not provide accessible justice to the people it is meant to serve.” That was Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin speaking last year. Now, a landmark Charter health-care case in British Columbia is showing just how empty the

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