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Supreme Court of Canada protects the right to publicly express controversial opinions

Oct 06 2019

Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has today decided that Randy Fleming was illegally arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police in 2009. In so doing, the SCC has protected the right of Canadians to express controversial political opinion in the public square. Today’s decision concerns numerous constitutional issues

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Ontario Court of Appeal decides correctly in Toronto municipal elections case

Sep 20 2019

TORONTO – The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA), in a 3-2 split decision, decided that participation in a municipal election, either as a candidate or as a voter, is not protected as “expressive activity” under section 2(b) of the Charter. In arriving at this decision, the ONCA relied on many

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Canadian Constitution Foundation launches constitutional challenge against elections censorship law

Sep 18 2019

On Monday Sept 16th, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) served documents on the Attorneys General of Canada and Ontario challenging the constitutionality of section 91 of the Canada Elections Act (CEA), which prohibits certain types of “false statements” during a federal election period. This provision allows the government to censor

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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Strom appeal hearing

Sep 16 2019

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is arguing tomorrow before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (SKCA) in support of freedom of expression, in particular, the right of nurses to speak publicly without fear of reprisal from their professional regulatory bodies. In 2015, Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse who has dedicated her

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BC Government successfully prevents taxpayers from knowing how much it’s spending fighting against patient rights

Jul 17 2019

Last week, the BC Supreme Court permitted the province to keep secret from the public how much money it has spent since 2009 fighting against patients suffering on waiting lists who want their government to respect their Charter right to timely treatment. Since 2009, the BC government has been litigating

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Bruce MacDonald’s experience with BC’s healthcare system

Jun 27 2019

  This video was created by SecondStreet.org, an organization that communicates public policy issues with interviews and conversations with regular Canadians. Bruce MacDonald was told it would be a two- to three-year wait for a surgery he needed to alleviate sinus pain he described as ‘torture’. Instead of waiting, Bruce went

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About the Canadian Constitution Foundation

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a charity dedicated to defending constitutional rights and freedoms. We do not receive government funding and rely on donations to support litigation keeping governments accountable to our Constitution including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The CCF works to ensure that Canadians have the knowledge to recognize and protect their constitutional rights and historical liberties.

Some of our ongoing cases include defending the Constitution's and defending the rights of patients to have access to healthcare.

We have also published reports on Civil Forfeiture and Interprovincial Trade.

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“We protect the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.”