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Beer Freedom in the Supreme Court: Gérard Comeau’s factum filed in R. v. Comeau

Beer Freedom in the Supreme Court: Gérard Comeau’s factum filed in R. v. Comeau

Oct 13 2017

Calgary, Alberta – Today, the factum of Respondent, Gérard Comeau, was filed in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R. v. Comeau. Mr. Comeau’s argument is summed up in the factum’s concluding paragraph: “It is time for the Gold Seal Interpretation and all the internal trade barriers

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Release: CCF granted intervener status in Supreme Court freedom of association case

Release: CCF granted intervener status in Supreme Court freedom of association case

Aug 24 2017

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the CCF’s motion to intervene in a case that will have profound implications for all private civil society organizations, and particularly religious congregations. The Canadian Constitution Foundation had previously filed an affidavit in support of the application for leave last autumn and Executive

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Beer Freedom and Free Trade: New Brunswick Crown files factum in R. v. Comeau

Beer Freedom and Free Trade: New Brunswick Crown files factum in R. v. Comeau

Aug 21 2017

Calgary, Alberta — On Friday we received the factum of the Appellant, the Attorney General of New Brunswick in the case of R. v. Comeau. We are currently reviewing it. Without jumping the gun on the litigation process, we are confident that there are compelling responses to the Appellant’s arguments.

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Decision: Alberta’s discriminatory beer tax violates Agreement on Internal Trade

Decision: Alberta’s discriminatory beer tax violates Agreement on Internal Trade

Jul 28 2017

Today, an expert panel convened pursuant to the dispute resolution process of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) ruled that the Government of Alberta’s Small Brewers Development Program, which discriminates against out-of-province craft beers, does not comply with the province’s free trade obligations under Canada’s Agreement on Internal Trade. The

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Release: CCF supporting Karen MacKinnon in free speech case

Release: CCF supporting Karen MacKinnon in free speech case

May 24 2017

Calgary, Alberta—The Canadian Constitution Foundation supports Karen MacKinnon as she takes her free speech fight to Supreme Court of Canada. We hope the Supreme Court of Canada finally resolves the dubious constitutional status of section 301 of the Criminal Code, which is used in cases like Karen’s to punish speech

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Release: Hearing Scheduled To Fight Alberta Government’s Unconstitutional Barrier To Trade

Release: Hearing Scheduled To Fight Alberta Government’s Unconstitutional Barrier To Trade

May 10 2017

Artisan Ales hearing scheduled to fight Alberta government’s unconstitutional barrier to trade Calgary, AB—Artisan Ales’s trade complaint against the Government of Alberta under the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) is scheduled for a hearing before an independent, expert panel at 9:00 am on June 1, 2017. The Government of Saskatchewan

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Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

May 04 2017

Huge news! With support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau’s case for interprovincial free trade is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada! This is an historic opportunity to correct almost a century of bad legal precedent that has allowed provinces to erect unconstitutional barriers to the free movement

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Release: Supreme Court to hear CCF-supported case on freedom of religion and freedom of association

Release: Supreme Court to hear CCF-supported case on freedom of religion and freedom of association

Apr 13 2017

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to hear a case that will have profound implications for all private civil society organizations, and particularly religious congregations. The Canadian Constitution Foundation filed an affidavit in support of the application for leave last autumn and Executive Director, Howard Anglin, wrote about

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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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