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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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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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Press Release: New Case Highlights Unconstitutional Abuse of Ontario’s Civil Forfeiture Laws

Press Release: New Case Highlights Unconstitutional Abuse of Ontario’s Civil Forfeiture Laws

Dec 12 2016

Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announces its involvement in one of the most egregious cases of civil forfeiture abuse we have ever seen: Background Let me introduce you to Margaret and Terry Reilly of Orillia, ON. The Reillys own several rental properties, some of which are former single-family homes

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Press Release: The CCF’s “beer freedom” case may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada

Press Release: The CCF’s “beer freedom” case may be headed to the Supreme Court of Canada

Nov 29 2016

Calgary, AB—The New Brunswick Attorney General announced this morning that it plans to appeal the New Brunswick Court of Appeal’s (NBCA) decision in R. v. Comeau to the Supreme Court of Canada. If leave is granted by the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) looks forward to

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Press Release: Jones / Schmidt Case — Assumes a favourable result for clients

Press Release: Jones / Schmidt Case — Assumes a favourable result for clients

Nov 28 2016

NEWMARKET, ON—Charges were stayed today against Montana Jones and Michael Schmidt, two farmers charged with criminal conspiracy and other offences in December, 2012 following the disappearance of Jones’s sheep from her Hastings, Ontario farm. Justice Laura A. Bird of the Superior Court of Justice accepted the submissions made last week

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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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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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