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Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Jul 25 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation reacts to the news that Premiers are considering loosening rules over some inter-provincial online sale of wine: While almost any development would be an improvement on the current, prohibition-era restrictions on the movement of alcohol within Canada, the Canadian Constitution Foundation remains concerned that blatantly unconstitutional

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Restricting Payday-Loans Ineffective in Reducing Poverty

Restricting Payday-Loans Ineffective in Reducing Poverty

Jul 20 2016

The City of Calgary has passed a bylaw restricting the number of payday-loan lenders that can operate in a given area. This policy is not based on objective evidence or sound economic reasoning, but on the subjective ideologies of individual councillors. At first glance, this policy may seem to benefit

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Too-Special- To-Fail

Too-Special- To-Fail

Jul 20 2016

“Youth, today! They’re lazy and entitled because everyone received participation trophies!” is a quip Millennials (I’ll include Gen Z’rs too) hear so often that it has nearly lost all meaning. Not to me though. Instead, this joke points to a much larger issue- one that extends beyond Millennials to all

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Punishment through confiscation

Punishment through confiscation

Jun 13 2016

Why is the public becoming increasingly skeptical about the use of civil forfeiture? Maybe people are realizing that the government can — and does — use the sledgehammer of forfeiture laws when other, more carefully crafted laws would be a better fit. Case in point: the Globe and Mail recently

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Announces Change in Executive Leadership

May 18 2016

Calgary, 18 May 2016 – The Canadian Constitution Foundation today announced that Howard Anglin, former Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, will succeed Marni Soupcoff as the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s next Executive Director as of July 1, 2016. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is a registered

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The Comeau decision is a ‘big deal,’ as it could lead to free trade in all of Canada

The Comeau decision is a ‘big deal,’ as it could lead to free trade in all of Canada

May 02 2016

I’m sorry, but this is no time for panic; it’s a time for celebration and hope, and, most fittingly, raising a glass. Reporters keep asking me whether I think Friday’s ground-breaking court ruling, which threw out the charges against Gerard Comeau for bringing Quebec liquor into New Brunswick, will result

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CCF Release: Victory: New Brunswick Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Law Limiting Import of Liquor

CCF Release: Victory: New Brunswick Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Law Limiting Import of Liquor

Apr 29 2016

Today, the New Brunswick Provincial Court decided that section 134 of the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act imposes an illegal barrier to interprovincial trade contrary to section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867. This was a victory for New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau who had been caught in a police

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Press Release: Civil Forfeiture in Canada 2015-2016

Press Release: Civil Forfeiture in Canada 2015-2016

Mar 07 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation has exciting news! With the help of our friends at the Institute for Liberal Studies, we’ve just released a new report that takes a critical and comparative look at Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws. Here’s some of what we learned: In Ontario and British Columbia, innocent

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Language segregated transportation?

Language segregated transportation?

Feb 23 2016

I spent my first eight years of school in a French immersion program in midtown Toronto. I nonetheless realized, during a grade seven exchange with a school in rural Quebec, that I could understand Parisian French films quite well, while still having little ability to converse with fellow Canadians from

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