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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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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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Release: Is The Alberta Government Extending Unconstitutional Tax-And-Refund Scheme To Distilleries?

Release: Is The Alberta Government Extending Unconstitutional Tax-And-Refund Scheme To Distilleries?

Mar 21 2017

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced last Thursday the Government of Alberta’s intention to create a new program for craft distilleries “based on” the existing Alberta Small Brewers Development Program. Despite a positive reception from some Alberta distillers who have lobbied the government for years for such a program, this move,

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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Report Reveals Major Problems With Canadian Vaping Laws

Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Report Reveals Major Problems With Canadian Vaping Laws

Feb 23 2017

Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) released its report “Vaping and the Law,” the first ever comprehensive study of e-cigarette regulations in Canada. Summary E-cigarettes (battery-operated devices used to inhale a vapour that can contain nicotine and other chemicals) first appeared on the market in the early 2000s, but did

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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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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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