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Press Release: CCF Will Defend Backyard Chicken Owners: Town Office Led Residents Astray on the Law

Press Release: CCF Will Defend Backyard Chicken Owners: Town Office Led Residents Astray on the Law

Feb 08 2012

The Canadian Constitution Foundation will provide legal representation to Shawn and Kelly Bacher of Campbellford, Ontario if the municipality of Trent Hills follows through with its threat to charge them with a bylaw violation, litigation director Karen Selick announced today. In 2009, Kelly Bacher went to the municipal office to

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“Judging the Judges”

“Judging the Judges”

Feb 01 2012

Karen Selick, the litigation director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, says repeatedly poor judges shouldn’t be stuck with the stigma of reprimands or other findings against them. Instead, “we should fire them,” says Selick, who believes sanctions should not be reserved only for issues of misconduct, but also for issues

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Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation to argue for free speech at Ontario Court of Appeal

Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation to argue for free speech at Ontario Court of Appeal

Jan 30 2012

TORONTO, ON: The appeal of Howard Galganov v. The Corporation of Township of Russell et al. will be heard by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Thursday February 2, 2012 at 10:30am EST at Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario. CCF Executive Director and lawyer, Chris Schafer, will

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There is something seriously wrong with Canada’s legal system

There is something seriously wrong with Canada’s legal system

Jan 23 2012

Canadians have a common law right to defend themselves, their family, and their property. This includes using reasonable force to protect oneself from physical harm. But this right – surely a fundamental, natural right immune from government interference – is being eroded and is under attack. Ian Thomson (pictured here),

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Quebec is right to confine support to consenting spouses

Quebec is right to confine support to consenting spouses

Jan 19 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments on January 18, 2012 about whether or not a Quebec billionaire should have to pay spousal support to his former common-law spouse. It’s a colourful case: a poor but beautiful Brazilian teenager met a wealthy Canadian entrepreneur vacationing in Brazil. Eventually, she moved

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Media Advisory: Raw Milk Farmer Michael Schmidt’s Sentencing Hearing Nov. 25

Media Advisory: Raw Milk Farmer Michael Schmidt’s Sentencing Hearing Nov. 25

Nov 23 2011

NEWMARKET, ON: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt will appear before Justice Peter Tetley of the Ontario Court of Justice for his sentencing hearing on Friday, November 25, 2011 at the courthouse, 50 Eagle Street West, Newmarket, Ontario in room 203 at 9:30 a.m. Lawyers for the prosecution and the defence will

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Press Release: Study finds Albertans besieged by property regulations

Press Release: Study finds Albertans besieged by property regulations

Nov 23 2011

Calgary, AB: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) today released its study entitled, “Regulation of Property Use and Regulatory Takings in Alberta”. The study found that the private property rights of Albertans are being eroded by regulations on private property. The study was written by Russell Brown, Associate Professor of Law

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Press Release: CCF to assist Dr. Brian Day defend the Charter rights of patients in BC

Press Release: CCF to assist Dr. Brian Day defend the Charter rights of patients in BC

Nov 15 2011

VANCOUVER, BC: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) today announced that it is assisting Dr. Brian Day defend the Charter rights of medical patients before the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC). Dr. Brian Day is the President and CEO of Cambie Surgeries Corporation, which operates the Cambie Surgery Centre in Vancouver,

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Press Release: Nisga’a “Chief Mountain” will appeal to BC Court of Appeal

Press Release: Nisga’a “Chief Mountain” will appeal to BC Court of Appeal

Nov 10 2011

Vancouver, BC: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) today announced that its clients Chief Mountain and Mercy Thomas will appeal the October 19th decision of the BC Supreme Court, which declined to set aside the self-government provisions of the Nisga’a Treaty. The BC Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit by Chief Mountain

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