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Free speech: Elections censorship law

Free speech: Elections censorship law

Sep 18 2019

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

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Toronto municipal election case intervention

Toronto municipal election case intervention

May 21 2019

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

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Healthcare: Freedom of information request

Healthcare: Freedom of information request

Mar 29 2019

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

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Premiers and Prime Minister meeting this week to discuss interprovincial free trade

Premiers and Prime Minister meeting this week to discuss interprovincial free trade

Dec 06 2018

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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Your Health Can’t Wait

Your Health Can’t Wait

Jul 23 2018

This is too important. Join our fight. Sign-up at yourhealthcantwait.ca for important updates on our healthcare freedom case. And don’t forget to LIKE & SHARE this video.

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CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin talks about the TWU decision on June 15, 2018

CCF Executive Director Howard Anglin talks about the TWU decision on June 15, 2018

Jun 18 2018

A clip from CTV’s Power Play for Friday, June 15, 2018 with Mercedes Stephenson. Original clip available here.


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

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

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

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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Not Admitted Free: Interprovincial trade barriers in alcohol

Not Admitted Free: Interprovincial trade barriers in alcohol

Jun 29 2018

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

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Vaping and the Law (2017)

Vaping and the Law (2017)

Feb 23 2017

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

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Civil Forfeiture in Canada

Civil Forfeiture in Canada

Apr 13 2016

Canada’s provincial civil forfeiture laws were originally intended to deter crime and compensate victims. In Canada today, civil forfeiture is not exclusively used to satisfy these objectives. It has instead become a supplement or alternative to the criminal law. This transformation has had a profound impact on many of the

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