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Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Press Release: Supreme Court issues dangerous ruling: Having to treat some more equally than others could wreak havoc on government programs

Nov 09 2012

OTTAWA: The Supreme Court of Canada released a unanimous decision today holding that the North Vancouver School District discriminated against an elementary school student by failing to provide him with a special education program which it had scrapped years before due to budget shortfalls. In 1994, the cash-strapped school district

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Press Release: New study suggests Supreme Court has misinterpreted the 1929 Persons Case

Press Release: New study suggests Supreme Court has misinterpreted the 1929 Persons Case

Oct 16 2012

TORONTO: According to a paper released today by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Canada’s Constitution is not a flexible “living tree” open to progressive interpretation. This directly challenges the prevailing opinion in Canada’s legal community. The paper, authored by Member of Parliament Scott Reid, lays out how the 1929 Persons

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Media Advisory: Nisga’a Agreement Challenge at BC Court of Appeal

Media Advisory: Nisga’a Agreement Challenge at BC Court of Appeal

Sep 19 2012

VANCOUVER: Assisted in their litigation by the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), Nisga’a “Chief Mountain” and Mercy Thomas will be at the British Columbia Court of Appeal next week for a five day hearing of their appeal of the October 19, 2011, decision of the BC Supreme Court, which declined to

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Press Release: CRA renews attempt to quash taxpayer Leroux’s lawsuit

Press Release: CRA renews attempt to quash taxpayer Leroux’s lawsuit

Aug 22 2012

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.: Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has served court documents on the lawyers for taxpayer Irvin Leroux stating that it will make yet another attempt to defeat his claim without going to trial. During a 1996 audit, the CRA had removed papers from Leroux’s office without his consent, then

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Media Advisory: Raw Milk Farmer Michael Schmidt in Court of Appeal on July 26

Media Advisory: Raw Milk Farmer Michael Schmidt in Court of Appeal on July 26

Jul 23 2012

TORONTO: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt will return to court on Thursday, July 26, 2012 seeking leave from the Ontario Court of Appeal to appeal his convictions on 13 counts relating to the sale and distribution of raw (unpasteurized) milk. The motion will take place in Courtroom 1, in Osgoode Hall,

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Press Release: Restrictions on access to health services provided by Cambie violate the constitutional rights of BC patients

Press Release: Restrictions on access to health services provided by Cambie violate the constitutional rights of BC patients

Jul 19 2012

Today the Medical Services Commission announced what we have always acknowledged – that the Cambie Surgery Centre has not been complying with the restrictions on health care in this province. Indeed, we told the Government that the audit was unnecessary because we conceded that we are not in compliance with

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Press Release: Shepherd Seeking Lost Sheep—and Judicial Review for CFIA Destruction Order

Press Release: Shepherd Seeking Lost Sheep—and Judicial Review for CFIA Destruction Order

Apr 24 2012

HASTINGS, ON: The owner of a rare heritage Shropshire sheep flock that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has ordered destroyed has filed a federal court application for judicial review of the order. Shepherd Montana Jones’ farm has been under quarantine for two years. In March, 2012 the CFIA issued

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Media Advisory: Michael Schmidt’s day in court postponed to July

Media Advisory: Michael Schmidt’s day in court postponed to July

Apr 17 2012

BELLEVILLE, ON: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt’s next scheduled day in court has been postponed from April 25 to July 25, 2012 after Schmidt’s lawyer was served with a motion to strike evidence from his application for leave to appeal. Karen Selick of the Canadian Constitution Foundation said, “The lawyers for

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Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Charter with launch of OriginalDocuments.ca

Press Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation to celebrate 30th Anniversary of Charter with launch of OriginalDocuments.ca

Apr 16 2012

TORONTO, ON: On April 17, 2012, Canadians will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is celebrating by launching a new website called “Original Documents” at www.OriginalDocuments.ca. “Original Documents” is a free online and collaborative database of background documents, searchable

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