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Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Nov 09 2012

OTTAWA: The Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision today holding that the North Vancouver School District discriminated against an elementary school student by failing to provide him with a special education program which it had scrapped years before due to budget shortfalls. In 1994, the cash-strapped school district

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The court case that changed everything

The court case that changed everything

Oct 22 2012

Eighty-three years ago this month, on Oct. 18, 1929, the British Empire’s senior jurist, Lord Chancellor John Sankey, ruled that “The British North America Act planted in Canada a living tree capable of growth and expansion within its natural limits.” The way the Supreme Court sees it, these words give

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Press Release: New study suggests Supreme Court has misinterpreted the 1929 Persons Case

Press Release: New study suggests Supreme Court has misinterpreted the 1929 Persons Case

Oct 16 2012

TORONTO: According to a paper released today by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Canada’s Constitution is not a flexible “living tree” open to progressive interpretation. This directly challenges the prevailing opinion in Canada’s legal community. The paper, authored by Member of Parliament Scott Reid, lays out how the 1929 Persons

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No warrant required for bylaw officers in Ontario

No warrant required for bylaw officers in Ontario

Sep 21 2012

Loretta Newton was home alone sleeping on her couch in Cambridge, Ont., when she was awakened by several men pressing their faces against her backyard window. Startled, she jumped off her couch to get to the phone to call her husband John, dislodging a medical tube in her breast. She

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The slippery slope of Kate Middleton’s breasts

The slippery slope of Kate Middleton’s breasts

Sep 19 2012

If Catherine Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had been wearing even the teensiest bikini top while sunning herself at a secluded villa in southern France, the world would not now be in an uproar over photos published by the French magazine Closer and the Italian newspaper Chi. The fact that

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Media Advisory: Nisga’a Agreement Challenge at BC Court of Appeal

Media Advisory: Nisga’a Agreement Challenge at BC Court of Appeal

Sep 19 2012

VANCOUVER: Assisted in their litigation by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Nisga’a “Chief Mountain” and Mercy Thomas will be at the British Columbia Court of Appeal next week for a five day hearing of their appeal of the October 19, 2011, decision of the BC Supreme Court, which declined to

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Controversial free speech defender Douglas H. Christie dead at 66.

Controversial free speech defender Douglas H. Christie dead at 66.

Aug 29 2012

Chris Schafer, the executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation said it was unfair for people to assume he sympathized with his clients’ views just because he was representing them. “A lawyer who represents a murderer isn’t a murderer,” he said. “You need someone like a Doug Christie out here

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Press Release: CRA renews attempt to quash taxpayer Leroux’s lawsuit

Press Release: CRA renews attempt to quash taxpayer Leroux’s lawsuit

Aug 22 2012

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has served court documents on the lawyers for taxpayer Irvin Leroux stating that it will make yet another attempt to defeat his claim without going to trial. During a 1996 audit, the CRA had removed papers from Leroux’s office without his consent, then

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You have the right to remain silent … and film the proceedings

You have the right to remain silent … and film the proceedings

Aug 17 2012

What have cops got against cameras these days? Increasingly, people are getting arrested, charged or even assaulted by police officers, merely for attempting to take photos or videos of officers at work. Often, police simply command people to stop photographing. Scared into thinking they must be breaking some law, citizens

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