The Canadian Constitution Foundation is challenging the constitutionality of section 91 of the Canada Elections Act (CEA). The CCF is deeply concerned about the harm that this law has on freedom of expression in Canada, particularly the freedom to engage in political speech, as guaranteed under s. 2(b) of the
The Canadian Constitution Foundation is proud to announce that it will be intervening in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General). The appeal, which will be heard June 10th and 11th, raises the question of whether participating in a municipal election, either as a candidate or as a voter, is protected as “expressive
In August of 2017, the Canadian Constitution Foundation filed a request under BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), asking the BC government to come clean on just how much taxpayer money it has spent so far fighting to deny patients their right to timely healthcare treatment
The Canadian Constitution Foundation offers its best wishes to the Prime Minister and First Ministers meeting in Montreal this Friday, December 7, for productive talks on breaking down archaic interprovincial trade barriers that are holding the Canadian economy back. We understand that each province has its own regional concerns, but
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A clip from CTV’s Power Play for Friday, June 15, 2018 with Mercedes Stephenson. Original clip available here.
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
While Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with numerous countries, the provinces continue to maintain obstacles to trade within our own borders. The Montreal Economic Institute and the CCF have listed the provinces from best to worst in a ranking of their openness to internal trade. Executive Summary Canada
Published on June 29, 2018 by Canadian Constitution Foundation, this report takes a critical look at Canada’s interprovincial barriers to trade in alcohol. Comparing and ranking the provinces, the report considers factors such as: price relative to other goods, openness to interprovincial trade, range of products available, whether provincial regulations
This report, published on February 23, 2017, by the Canadian Constitution Foundation, takes a critical look at Canada’s e-cigarette laws at all levels of government. Find out how your province compares to the rest of Canada. Canadians of all ages remain addicted to traditional cigarettes and find it nearly impossible