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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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Freedom of Expression: Fleming v. Ontario

Freedom of Expression: Fleming v. Ontario

Feb 15 2019

The CCF is intervening at the Supreme Court of Canada in the important case of Fleming v. Ontario in order to provide unequivocal support for the right to freedom of expression, and in particular, the right of all Canadians to express controversial views regarding social issues in a peaceful manner

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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 (CCF), Prof. Ryan Alford of Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Law Faculty, filed an application challenging the Law Society of Ontario’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: June 27, 2019 Bruce MacDonald’s experience with BC’s healthcare system Bruce MacDonald was told it would be a two- to three-year wait for a surgery he needed to alleviate sinus pain he described as ‘torture’. Instead of waiting, Bruce went to a private clinic to give him his quality

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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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