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.
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
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
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
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
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