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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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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation fights for the Charter rights of British Columbians suffering on health care waiting lists

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation fights for the Charter rights of British Columbians suffering on health care waiting lists

Aug 31 2016

On Tuesday September 6, 2016, four British Columbians will finally get their day in court. With the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, plaintiffs Walid Khalfallah, Mandy Martens, Chris Chaivatta, and Krystiana Corrado are joining Dr. Brian Day’s Cambie Surgeries Corp. (the Cambie Clinic) in a constitutional challenge against the

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Press Release: CCF responds to misinformation about Cambie Clinic litigation from Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott

Press Release: CCF responds to misinformation about Cambie Clinic litigation from Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott

Aug 30 2016

In a story published by the CBC yesterday, federal Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Jane Philpott, was quoted as follows: Health Minister Jane Philpott says the government got involved in the case because “it’s fundamentally important to the health-care system in the entire country, not just in British Columbia,

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Press Release: Artisan Ales and the Canadian Constitution Foundation Initiate Official Complaint in Defence of Interprovincial Trade Rights

Press Release: Artisan Ales and the Canadian Constitution Foundation Initiate Official Complaint in Defence of Interprovincial Trade Rights

Aug 29 2016

With the help from the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Artisan Ales, a small Calgary owned-and-operated import agency, has initiated a complaint against the Government of Alberta under the Agreement on Internal Trade (the AIT). The complaint alleges that Alberta, through a tax policy that favours Alberta beers over the beers

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Press Release: Bruce and Donna Montague reach settlement that saves their home

Press Release: Bruce and Donna Montague reach settlement that saves their home

Aug 08 2016

Bruce and Donna Montague have successfully reached a settlement with Ontario’s Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities (CRIA) office and the Honourable Mr. Justice Shaw of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has dismissed the civil forfeiture application against the Montagues’ home. This brings to an end the Montagues’ nearly 15

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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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