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Press Release: Canadian Governments Cannot Erect Needless Barriers to Harm Reduction

Press Release: Canadian Governments Cannot Erect Needless Barriers to Harm Reduction

Sep 28 2016

Calgary, Alberta —In a September 28, 2016 news release, the Government of Canada announced its plan to introduce “new tobacco legislation to address vaping products in Canada.” The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has been following this issue closely and will continue to do so: see “E-cigarettes are a Critical Tool

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Press Release: Statement from the Canadian Constitution Foundation on Canada’s Proposed Extradition Treaty with China

Press Release: Statement from the Canadian Constitution Foundation on Canada’s Proposed Extradition Treaty with China

Sep 23 2016

CALGARY – The Federal Government’s plan to negotiate a formal extradition treaty with the “People’s Republic” of China flies in the face of Canada’s tradition of respecting the rights of all persons within our borders and cannot possibly comply with the Canadian Constitution, including the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,

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Press Release: Financial Post Recognizes Alberta Beer Tax Rebate is not Constitutionally Complaint

Press Release: Financial Post Recognizes Alberta Beer Tax Rebate is not Constitutionally Complaint

Sep 14 2016

A Financial Post article on September 13, 2016 referred to the Alberta beer tax rebate under the Alberta Small Brewers Development Program as “the most trade and constitutionally compliant in Canada.” After surveying a number of other provincial brewers’ subsidy programs, and noting that Ontario’s Steam Whistle allegedly receives some

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Why are our governments denying us our constitutional right to get the medical care we need?

Why are our governments denying us our constitutional right to get the medical care we need?

Sep 14 2016

“Access to a waiting list is not the same as access to health care.” This observation from the 2005 Supreme Court case of Chaoulli v. Quebec is probably the most famous judicial statement about Canadian health care. And rightly so. On the surface it is simple logic, but its depths

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Press Release:Today! Cambie Clinic and Patient Plaintiffs finally get their day in court to fight for access to healthcare

Press Release:Today! Cambie Clinic and Patient Plaintiffs finally get their day in court to fight for access to healthcare

Sep 06 2016

“Access to a waiting list is not access to health care.” ~ Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice John Major, 2005. For more than six years, four British Columbians have been waiting to get their day in court to fight for timely access to healthcare. Today, with the support of

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Let surgeons also work at private clinics

Let surgeons also work at private clinics

Sep 06 2016

On Tuesday, four patient plaintiffs who have been victims of British Columbia’s rationing of public health care finally get their day in a Vancouver court. Each of the patients has suffered a catastrophic injury or disability or been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and faced the agonizing decision of waiting

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation fights for the Charter rights of British Columbians suffering on health care waiting lists

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation fights for the Charter rights of British Columbians suffering on health care waiting lists

Aug 31 2016

On Tuesday September 6, 2016, four British Columbians will finally get their day in court. With the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, plaintiffs Walid Khalfallah, Mandy Martens, Chris Chaivatta, and Krystiana Corrado are joining Dr. Brian Day’s Cambie Surgeries Corp. (the Cambie Clinic) in a constitutional challenge against the

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Press Release: CCF responds to misinformation about Cambie Clinic litigation from Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott

Press Release: CCF responds to misinformation about Cambie Clinic litigation from Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott

Aug 30 2016

In a story published by the CBC yesterday, federal Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott, was quoted as follows: Health Minister Jane Philpott says the government got involved in the case because “it’s fundamentally important to the health-care system in the entire country, not just in British Columbia,

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Press Release: Artisan Ales and the Canadian Constitution Foundation Initiate Official Complaint in Defence of Interprovincial Trade Rights

Press Release: Artisan Ales and the Canadian Constitution Foundation Initiate Official Complaint in Defence of Interprovincial Trade Rights

Aug 29 2016

With the help from the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Artisan Ales, a small Calgary owned-and-operated import agency, has initiated a complaint against the Government of Alberta under the Agreement on Internal Trade (the AIT). The complaint alleges that Alberta, through a tax policy that favours Alberta beers over the beers

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