On Wednesday the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case, 9147-0732 Québec Ltd, that asks, for the first time, whether the Constitution’s guarantee against “cruel and unusual punishment” can extend to legal persons, i.e., corporations. How the court addresses this issue will be consequential. The court will decide whether
Happy New Year! The fight for Canadian governments to recognize the right of all Canadians to seek out healthcare continues into the new decade. The case’s final closing arguments will be made the week of February 24th in Vancouver, following which we expect up to a year for a judgment
In 2012, a privately owned Quebec company was issued a fine of $30,834 under the province’s Building Act for carrying out construction work as a contractor without holding the requisite licence for that purpose. The corporation responded by challenging the constitutionality of the fine in court, arguing that it violated
Bizarre restrictions on consumers and businesses are evident around the world. Why are we surprised that it’s happening here in Canada too? Example? Laws prevent you from doing business or working in the same sectors in other provinces. And Canadians can’t trade freely in our own country. Canadians can’t even
Our healthcare system is the pride of Canadians, coast to coast to coast—until they need it. Backlogs and a lack of space has us waiting sometimes for years for basic treatments. However, it’s illegal for most Canadians to purchase care when the wait’s too long. Example? Walid Khalfallah of BC
Attacks on free speech are happening all around the world. Many Canadians will be surprised to find out it’s happening here too! Example? The fining of Carolyn Strom who spoke out against the quality of healthcare her grandfather was receiving in Saskatchewan. Or the arrest of Randy Fleming in Ontario.
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