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Beer Freedom in the Supreme Court: Gérard Comeau’s factum filed in R. v. Comeau

 

Calgary, Alberta – Today, the factum of Respondent, Gérard Comeau, was filed in the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of R. v. Comeau. Mr. Comeau’s argument is summed up in the factum’s concluding paragraph: “It is time for the Gold Seal Interpretation and all the internal trade barriers

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New Brunswick should raise a glass to Gérard Comeau

 

New Brunswickers are now enjoying significantly lower beer prices thanks to Gerard Comeau, his team of pro bono lawyers and the Canadian Constitution Foundation. Where a 24-can pack of beer like Budweiser or Coors used to cost $43, it’s now only $36. That’s because, last spring, a New Brunswick court

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The CCF is crowd funding for freedom and Gerard Comeau

 

When Gerard Comeau went on a run to pick up a few cases of his favourite brew, he didn’t know that bringing them back from Quebec to his home in New Brunswick was illegal.He does now.Mounties stopped Gerard, confiscated his beer and slapped him with a fine for $292.50. He

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R. v. Comeau: The beer is still not free – Supreme Court of Canada gives provinces leeway to restrict trade within Canada

 

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) today held that while there are significant barriers to free trade between provinces within Canada, those barriers are constitutional as long as they are not directed “in essence and purpose” at preventing the flow of out-of-province goods into a province.

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Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

 

Huge news! With support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau’s case for interprovincial free trade is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada! This is an historic opportunity to correct almost a century of bad legal precedent that has allowed provinces to erect unconstitutional barriers to the free movement

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Press Release: Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau in the Supreme Court of Canada

 

Today, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau filed his response in the Supreme Court of Canada to the New Brunswick government’s Application for Leave to appeal his case. Mr. Comeau received national attention when provincial court Judge Ronald LeBlanc threw out a $293 fine against him

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The Comeau decision is a ‘big deal,’ as it could lead to free trade in all of Canada

 

I’m sorry, but this is no time for panic; it’s a time for celebration and hope, and, most fittingly, raising a glass. Reporters keep asking me whether I think Friday’s ground-breaking court ruling, which threw out the charges against Gerard Comeau for bringing Quebec liquor into New Brunswick, will result

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R v. Comeau (Interprovincial free trade)

 

Do you think it is right to fine a retiree for buying alcohol in another province and bring it back across the border? We sure don’t! The Canadian Constitution Foundation is proud to support Gerard Comeau and his lawyers Ian Blue, Arnold Schwisberg and Mikael Bernard in their constitutional challenge to

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Fighting unconstitutional trade discrimination: Steam Whistle v. AGLC

 

On December 14, 2018, the Alberta Court of Appeal granted the Canadian Constitution Foundation leave to intervene in the appeal of the Steam Whistle v. AGLC decision, in which two out-of-province beer companies successfully challenged unconstitutional discrimination by Alberta against their products. This case concerns the Government of Alberta’s beer

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Release: CCF takes aim at Alberta’s unconstitutional beer policy

 

December 17, 2018—Last Friday, the Alberta Court of Appeal granted the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) leave to intervene in the appeal of the Steam Whistle v. AGLC decision, in which two out-of-province beer companies successfully challenged unconstitutional discrimination by Alberta against their products. The CCF is intervening to ensure the court correctly

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