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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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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Strom appeal hearing

Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Strom appeal hearing

Sep 16 2019

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is arguing tomorrow before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (SKCA) in support of freedom of expression, in particular, the right of nurses to speak publicly without fear of reprisal from their professional regulatory bodies. In 2015, Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse who has dedicated her

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BC Government successfully prevents taxpayers from knowing how much it’s spending fighting against patient rights

BC Government successfully prevents taxpayers from knowing how much it’s spending fighting against patient rights

Jul 17 2019

Last week, the BC Supreme Court permitted the province to keep secret from the public how much money it has spent since 2009 fighting against patients suffering on waiting lists who want their government to respect their Charter right to timely treatment. Since 2009, the BC government has been litigating

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Bruce MacDonald’s experience with BC’s healthcare system

Bruce MacDonald’s experience with BC’s healthcare system

Jun 27 2019

  This video was created by SecondStreet.org, an organization that communicates public policy issues with interviews and conversations with regular Canadians. 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

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CCF granted intervener status to defend Saskatchewan nurse’s free speech

CCF granted intervener status to defend Saskatchewan nurse’s free speech

Jun 05 2019

The CCF was granted intervener status by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal on June 4, 2019 to intervene in an important freedom of speech case. 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

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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Toronto municipal election case

Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Toronto municipal election case

May 21 2019

TORONTO – Ontario’s top court will soon decide whether the Charter protects municipal elections. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is pleased to announce that it will take part in the case as an intervener. On Friday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario granted the CCF leave to intervene in Toronto (City)

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Patients are waiting longer for operations according to sworn statements

Patients are waiting longer for operations according to sworn statements

Apr 30 2019

Our healthcare freedom case for patient rights resumed again this Monday. As revealed by sworn statements by surgeons working in BC, the lack of operating time being rationed has not been able to keep up with what is needed for suffering patients. As Pamela Fayerman reports: …He used to tell patients they’d

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Making the democratic case against Quebec’s Bill 21

Making the democratic case against Quebec’s Bill 21

Apr 11 2019

The Quebec government’s renewed attempt to legislate state secularism in Bill 21, An Act respecting the laicity of the State, is hostile to religious minorities. It rests on a conception of secularism that is neither tenable nor desirable in what has become a vibrantly multicultural province. Still, the way forward

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