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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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Press Release: CFIA Orders Slaughter of 41 Apparently Healthy Heritage Sheep

Press Release: CFIA Orders Slaughter of 41 Apparently Healthy Heritage Sheep

Mar 28 2012

TRENT HILLS, ON: Montana Jones, a breeder of rare Shropshire sheep, has been notified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that they intend to destroy 41 of her apparently healthy sheep—including 20 pregnant ewes—on Monday, April 2, 2012. The order is part of the “scrapie eradication program” undertaken by

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Press Release: Canadians woefully uninformed about Constitution and Charter as “Constitution Day” approaches on March 29th

Press Release: Canadians woefully uninformed about Constitution and Charter as “Constitution Day” approaches on March 29th

Mar 27 2012

TORONTO, ON: With Constitution Day (March 29th) fast approaching, a survey commissioned by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has revealed a startling lack of basic knowledge among Canadians about Canada’s Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Among other findings: Barely half of Canadians surveyed (53%) knew that Canada’s original

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Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation to argue for Tax Payer Rights at Supreme Court of Canada

Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation to argue for Tax Payer Rights at Supreme Court of Canada

Mar 20 2012

OTTAWA, ON: The appeal of Moore v. BC Ministry of Education will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday March, 22, 2012. The Canadian Constitution Foundation was granted status as an intervener, permitting it to make written and oral arguments. Lawyers Ranjan K. Agarwal and Daniel Holden

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Discrimination must be proved, not simply assumed

Discrimination must be proved, not simply assumed

Mar 03 2012

Mere membership in a protected group is not enough to prove discrimination In Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the Emperor was duped, his subjects were duped, and the only person willing to give an honest appraisal was a little child. “He isn’t wearing anything at all”, the

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