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Free Expression: In support of Carolyn Strom

Free Expression: In support of Carolyn Strom

Jan 08 2019

Freedom of speech is increasingly under attack from professional bodies seeking to regulate what their members can say. In most cases, this censorship would not be constitutional if it were imposed directly by legislation, but courts are too-often too deferential when the restrictions are imposed by arms of the state

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Fighting unconstitutional trade discrimination: Steam Whistle v. AGLC

Fighting unconstitutional trade discrimination: Steam Whistle v. AGLC

Jan 08 2019

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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Fighting compelled speech: challenging the LSO’s Statement of Principles

Fighting compelled speech: challenging the LSO’s Statement of Principles

Nov 08 2017

On November 6, 2017, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Upper Canada’s new requirement that all lawyers and paralegals draft a personal Statement of Principles demonstrating their “personal valuing” of

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Defending patient rights and healthcare choice: Cambie v. MSCB et al.

Defending patient rights and healthcare choice: Cambie v. MSCB et al.

Sep 06 2016

Latest update: January 24, 2019 Good news for Charter challenge for patient choice! The Attorney General of British Columbia’s application for leave to appeal the interim order of a Supreme Court judge in chambers enjoining enforcement of sections 17-8 and 45 of the Medicare Protection Act is dismissed. This means

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Interprovincial free trade: Artisan Ales trade complaint against Alberta

Interprovincial free trade: Artisan Ales trade complaint against Alberta

Aug 29 2016

Update: June 11, 2018 On May 11, 2018, an Appeal Panel, convened pursuant to the dispute resolution process of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), ruled that the Government of Alberta’s Small Brewers Development Program (ASBD Program) does not comply with the province’s free trade obligations under the AIT because

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