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Press Release: New Alberta Brewers Subsidy is an Unconstitutional Trade Barrier

Press Release: New Alberta Brewers Subsidy is an Unconstitutional Trade Barrier

Aug 05 2016

The Government of Alberta today released the terms and conditions of its recently announced Small Brewers Development Program. As the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) anticipated, this program does not solve the legal problems that the Government of Alberta created on October 28, 2015 when it enacted a protectionist tariff in

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Press Release: New Alberta Subsidy for Brewers Still Unconstitutional

Press Release: New Alberta Subsidy for Brewers Still Unconstitutional

Jul 28 2016

The new subsidy program for Alberta brewers announced today by the Government of Alberta is an unconstitutional barrier to interprovincial trade in violation of section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867. Section 121 states “all articles of the growth, produce or manufacture of any one of the provinces shall …

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Case Highlighted in the Economist Magazine

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Case Highlighted in the Economist Magazine

Jul 25 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) was pleased to see the problems of Canada’s unconstitutional inter-provincial trade barriers featured in the July 23, 2016 edition of the Economist, perhaps the most influential global news magazine. The CCF has been proud to join forces with lawyers Ian A. Blue, QC and Arnold

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Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Press Release: Premiers’ Online Wine Sale Proposal Disregards Consumers’ and Producers’ Constitutional Rights

Jul 25 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation reacts to the news that Premiers are considering loosening rules over some inter-provincial online sale of wine: While almost any development would be an improvement on the current, prohibition-era restrictions on the movement of alcohol within Canada, the Canadian Constitution Foundation remains concerned that blatantly unconstitutional

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Announces Change in Executive Leadership

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation Announces Change in Executive Leadership

May 18 2016

Calgary, 18 May 2016 – The Canadian Constitution Foundation today announced that Howard Anglin, former Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, will succeed Marni Soupcoff as the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s next Executive Director as of July 1, 2016. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is a registered

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CCF Release: Victory: New Brunswick Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Law Limiting Import of Liquor

CCF Release: Victory: New Brunswick Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Law Limiting Import of Liquor

Apr 29 2016

Today, the New Brunswick Provincial Court decided that section 134 of the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act imposes an illegal barrier to interprovincial trade contrary to section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867. This was a victory for New Brunswick resident Gerard Comeau who had been caught in a police

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Press Release: Civil Forfeiture in Canada 2015-2016

Press Release: Civil Forfeiture in Canada 2015-2016

Mar 07 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation has exciting news! With the help of our friends at the Institute for Liberal Studies, we’ve just released a new report that takes a critical and comparative look at Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws. Here’s some of what we learned: In Ontario and British Columbia, innocent

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Press Release: CCF Announces the New Position and Hire of a Runnymede Society Director

Press Release: CCF Announces the New Position and Hire of a Runnymede Society Director

Jan 12 2016

The Canadian Constitution Foundation today announced the addition of a new staff member to a newly formed position in the organization’s Toronto office. Joanna Baron will assume the role of Runnymede Society Director (RSD) in January 2016. The RSD will oversee the Canadian Constitution Foundation’s new Runnymede Society, a law-school-based

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Media Advisory: Beer Challenge Opens in NB Court August 25

Media Advisory: Beer Challenge Opens in NB Court August 25

Aug 20 2015

ATTN: Assignment Editors/News Directors WHAT: Trial of Gerard Comeau, charged with bringing beer and liquor across the Quebec-New Brunswick border. Case will challenge the constitutionality of the New Brunswick law that imposes provincial trade barriers on alcohol. WHO: Accused: Gerard Comeau, retired steel worker residing in New Brunswick. Lawyers for

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