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Release: Artisan Ales files appeal factum in dispute over unconstitutional beer tax and refund scheme

Dec 05 2017

On December 1, 2017, Artisan Ales filed an appeal factum in support of its ongoing challenge to the Alberta Government’s discriminatory treatment of out-of-province craft beer. On July 28, 2017, an expert panel convened under the Agreement on Internal Trade (“AIT”) found that the Government of Alberta’s discriminatory tax-and-subsidy regime

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Release: Charter Challenge to Law Society’s mandatory Statement of Principles takes on new urgency

Dec 04 2017

On Friday, the Law Society of Upper Canada soundly rejected a motion proposed by Joseph Groia, a prominent Toronto lawyer and bencher of the Law Society, to create an exemption to the new mandatory Statement of Principles for persons who believe the requirement violates their freedom of conscience. This leaves

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Release: Amended Application filed in support of Charter challenge to Law Society’s mandatory Statement of Principles

Nov 22 2017

Calgary, Alberta—The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced the filing of an Amended Application in the Charter challenge brought by Dr. Ryan Alford against the Law Society of Upper Canada’s requirement that licensees draft and endorse a personal “Statement of Principles.” The amended application can be found here. More information about

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Christie Blatchford: It’s 1984 all over again for Ontario lawyers arguing against compelled speech

Nov 09 2017

How amusing it is that the case most cited in the current discussion (it is, I grant you, a small discussion) about the Law Society of Upper Canada’s egregious foray into compelled speech is a Supreme Court of Canada number from 1984, the very title of George Orwell’s creepy novel

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Jacques Gallant: Part of Law Society’s plan to address racism challenged in court

Nov 07 2017

A Law Society requirement meant to help combat systemic racism in the legal profession is facing major push-back. Lakehead University law professor Ryan Alford filed paperwork in court Monday seeking an injunction to stop Ontario’s legal regulator from mandating that all lawyers and paralegals adopt a statement of principles indicating

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Canadian Constitution Foundation supports challenge to Law Society’s personal Statement of Principles

Nov 06 2017

Calgary, Alberta—The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced that it is supporting an application filed today in the Ontario Superior Court by Dr. Ryan Alford, a law professor at Lakehead University, challenging the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) new requirement that licensees draft a personal “Statement of Principles” acknowledging their

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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.

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We have also published reports on Civil Forfeiture in Canada, and Vaping laws in Canada.

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