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If Trudeau Won’t Defend M-103, Why Should We?

If Trudeau Won’t Defend M-103, Why Should We?

Feb 21 2017

Well, I tried. Despite being a dirty ex-partisan, according to a common strain of responses to my columns and tweets, I tried. I tried to be calmly rational and precise about what Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s Motion M-103 does and doesn’t say about speech and the law, and to defend

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Press Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau in the Supreme Court of Canada

Press Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau in the Supreme Court of Canada

Feb 16 2017

Today, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau filed his response in the Supreme Court of Canada to the New Brunswick government’s Application for Leave to appeal his case. Mr. Comeau received national attention when provincial court Judge Ronald LeBlanc threw out a $293 fine against him

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The government should step away from an international antiracism treaty that would limit our free speech.

The government should step away from an international antiracism treaty that would limit our free speech.

Feb 15 2017

There has been a flutter of concern recently about a motion introduced in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid. Among other things, motion M-103 calls on the government to “recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear [and] condemn Islamophobia and all

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As the Cambie case drags on, Canadians suffer

As the Cambie case drags on, Canadians suffer

Feb 10 2017

In his novel Bleak House, Charles Dickens satirized the crippling inefficiency of the old Court of Chancery using the case of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce, an inheritance dispute that dragged on so long that the value of the original estate had been consumed by the costs of litigation. Jarndyce v. Jarndyce

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Press Release: Why is the BC Government muzzling Health Minister Terry Lake?

Press Release: Why is the BC Government muzzling Health Minister Terry Lake?

Feb 09 2017

Journalist Ian Mulgrew of the Vancouver Sun reports that the BC government has blocked Minister of Health Terry Lake from testifying in court about the history of wait lists in the BC healthcare system in connection with the landmark Cambie Clinic healthcare freedom case. We think we know why. Minister

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Creates Resource for Expert Testimony in Cambie Clinic Healthcare Case

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Creates Resource for Expert Testimony in Cambie Clinic Healthcare Case

Feb 07 2017

For the first time, the Canadian Constitution Foundation is making available in one place the full expert reports of all the expert witnesses who have testified to date in the constitutional challenge for healthcare freedom and patient choice, currently underway in British Columbia. The reports, by some of Canada’s and

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation’s intervention in Supreme Court of Canada “right to jury trial” case

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation’s intervention in Supreme Court of Canada “right to jury trial” case

Jan 31 2017

If you’d already spent almost five years in prison and were given the choice between paying a $5 million fine or spending one more day in prison, which would you choose? That is the question at the heart of a constitutional challenge in which the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is

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The much-needed separation of church and state

The much-needed separation of church and state

Jan 25 2017

Is there any limit to the law’s reach in the Charter era? Does any sphere of private life or civil society remain beyond the sweep of our judiciary’s Sauron-like gaze? What began as a membership dispute in a suburban Calgary church has landed on the steps of the Supreme Court

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Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Annual “Law and Freedom” Conference Line-Up Announced

Media Advisory: Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Annual “Law and Freedom” Conference Line-Up Announced

Dec 15 2016

The line-up of speakers for the CCF’s third annual Law and Freedom Conference, to be held at Hart House at the University of Toronto from January 6-8, 2017, will feature Canada’s leading thinkers on law and policy discussing some of today’s most controversial legal issues. Members of the press interested

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