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Press Release: Shepherd Seeking Lost Sheep—and Judicial Review for CFIA Destruction Order

Press Release: Shepherd Seeking Lost Sheep—and Judicial Review for CFIA Destruction Order

Apr 24 2012

HASTINGS, ON: The owner of a rare heritage Shropshire sheep flock that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has ordered destroyed has filed a federal court application for judicial review of the order. Shepherd Montana Jones’ farm has been under quarantine for two years. In March, 2012 the CFIA issued

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Judges have handcuffed our 30-year-old Charter

Judges have handcuffed our 30-year-old Charter

Apr 17 2012

When the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was signed into law on April 17, 1982, many Canadians were cautiously optimistic — portions of it appeared to do what freedom-loving individuals think that constitutions should do, namely, protect individual rights by limiting the power of government. But on its 30th anniversary

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Media Advisory: Michael Schmidt’s day in court postponed to July

Media Advisory: Michael Schmidt’s day in court postponed to July

Apr 17 2012

BELLEVILLE, ON: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt’s next scheduled day in court has been postponed from April 25 to July 25, 2012 after Schmidt’s lawyer was served with a motion to strike evidence from his application for leave to appeal. Karen Selick of the Canadian Constitution Foundation said, “The lawyers for

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Charter with launch of OriginalDocuments.ca

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Charter with launch of OriginalDocuments.ca

Apr 16 2012

TORONTO, ON: On April 17, 2012, Canadians will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is celebrating by launching a new website called “Original Documents” at www.OriginalDocuments.ca. “Original Documents” is a free online and collaborative database of background documents, searchable

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CCF ‘Atlas Foundation’ Summer Internship

CCF ‘Atlas Foundation’ Summer Internship

Apr 04 2012

The Canadian Constitution Foundation is looking for two law students or recent law school graduates to apply for a paid internship with the CCF from May to August 2012.These interns will be doing legal research and writing with the goal of producing two research papers in August, which the CCF

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News Release: CCF Condemns Illegal Actions of Sheep-napper, But Says CFIA Must Act Legally Too

News Release: CCF Condemns Illegal Actions of Sheep-napper, But Says CFIA Must Act Legally Too

Apr 03 2012

BELLEVILLE, ON: In the wake of the mysterious disappearance of approximately 40 sheep scheduled to be slaughtered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) yesterday, Karen Selick, litigation director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation and lawyer for sheep-owner Montana Jones, said: “The Canadian Constitution Foundation cannot condone the brazen law-breaking

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Canadians’ constitutional knowledge lacking: survey

Canadians’ constitutional knowledge lacking: survey

Mar 29 2012

The CCF designated March 29 as “Constitution Day” in an effort to improve Canadians’ understanding of the act. The date was chosen to align with the constitution acts of 1867 and 1982, which both received Royal assent on that day. The official anniversary is April 17, as that was the

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Happy Constitution Day!

Happy Constitution Day!

Mar 29 2012

As Acts of the British Parliament, both the Constitution Act, 1867 and the Canada Act, 1982, (the Constitution Act, 1982 was a Schedule to the Canada Act) received Royal Assent on the same day in their respective years, on March 29th. Constitution Day is a celebration that aims to advance

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Canadians to mark Constitution Day on March 29

Canadians to mark Constitution Day on March 29

Mar 29 2012

“Basically, we found that Canadians, especially young ones and high school grads, don’t know the simple facts about the Constitution,” said Chris Schafer, executive director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation. The foundation is promoting March 29 — Constitution Day — as the date that all Canadians should celebrate and deepen

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