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Access to Timely Medical Care Threatened By Lack of Funds for Charter Challenge

Access to Timely Medical Care Threatened By Lack of Funds for Charter Challenge

Apr 10 2017

The plaintiffs in a Charter challenge to BC’s excessive wait times for necessary medical treatment have requested an adjournment today because the Defendant’s litigation tactics have caused them to run out of funds. The trial, which began in the BC Supreme Court on September 6th 2016, is about whether patients

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Media Roundtable On Vaping, Regulation And The Law

Media Roundtable On Vaping, Regulation And The Law

Apr 10 2017

OTTAWA, ONTARIO —On April 11 at 11 A.M., Derek From, staff lawyer at the Canadian Constitution Foundation (“CCF”), will be a panelist at a Media Roundtable on Vaping, Regulation and the Law in the Gatineau Room at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier. Mr. From will be speaking about the constitutionality of the

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Sunny Dhillon: Financial hurdles halt lawsuit against Canada’s health-care system

Sunny Dhillon: Financial hurdles halt lawsuit against Canada’s health-care system

Apr 10 2017

The constitutional challenge of Canada’s public health-care system has adjourned until September, with the plaintiffs arguing they have run out of money for the case and accusing the British Columbia government of stall tactics. But the province offered no apologies for “vigorously” defending the public system and said the plaintiffs

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New “Canadian Free Trade Agreement” Ignores The Constitution

New “Canadian Free Trade Agreement” Ignores The Constitution

Apr 09 2017

If you loosen a prisoner’s shackles, he may thank you for giving him more room to move, but it doesn’t make him free. Bear this in mind when you read industry groups praising the “historic” new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) announced on Friday by the Federal Government and the

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Janyce McGregor: 5 things to watch in today’s interprovincial trade deal

Janyce McGregor: 5 things to watch in today’s interprovincial trade deal

Apr 07 2017

As economic development ministers gather in Toronto today to release the final text of the new Canada Free Trade Agreement, here’s a quick guide to what it will — and won’t — do. Free the wine and beer? Not yet Federal minister Navdeep Bains says he’s heard plenty from Canadians

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Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial turns B.C. courtroom into a playing field

Ian Mulgrew: Medicare trial turns B.C. courtroom into a playing field

Apr 05 2017

The long-running B.C. constitutional trial over the provincial provision of Medicare has focused a klieg light on the worst of the legal profession’s foibles — its love of sport. Lawyers are competitive by nature, and their sporting theory of justice is never more on display than when they enter a

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Constitution Day: Good News For Property Rights, Bilingualism; Bad News For Free Speech, The Senate.

Constitution Day: Good News For Property Rights, Bilingualism; Bad News For Free Speech, The Senate.

Mar 29 2017

New for Constitution Day 2017, a Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) survey looks at Canadians’ knowledge and views of our Constitution and how they would change it. News releases covering individual topics can be found at the following links: New poll: Canadians open to amending the Constitution New poll: Canadians lukewarm

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Constitution Day: New poll shows Canadians are open to amending the Constitution

Constitution Day: New poll shows Canadians are open to amending the Constitution

Mar 29 2017

From adding property rights to the Charter, to abolishing the Senate, to ending the equality rights exception for affirmative action programs, Canadians are remarkably open to supporting amendments to our Constitution. According to a new Ipsos poll commissioned by the Canadian Constitution Foundation to mark the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s

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Ian Mulgrew: Court dawdles in face of overcrowding, opioid crises

Ian Mulgrew: Court dawdles in face of overcrowding, opioid crises

Mar 27 2017

In the midst of a spring break, B.C. Supreme Court Justice John Steeves says it will be autumn before we hear the government’s defence of medical waiting lists. Roughly a decade after the constitutional challenge to prohibitions on private and insured access to needed core medical services was launched, the

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