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“Did Doug Ford Just Crown Himself Dictator of Ontario?”

“Did Doug Ford Just Crown Himself Dictator of Ontario?”

Jul 28 2020

Last week the CCF was left shocked by the Ontario government’s plans to extend emergency powers beyond a state of emergency in response to COVID-19. In response, the CCF strongly warned the Ford government against it’s unconstitutional legislation. This week, Christine talked with Stephen LeDrew about this potential threat to

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Canadian Constitution Foundation analyzes the constitutionality of B.C.’s new vaping regulations

Canadian Constitution Foundation analyzes the constitutionality of B.C.’s new vaping regulations

Jul 27 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Canadian Constitution Foundation is concerned that new vaping regulations which were finalized in British Columbia today are vulnerable to constitutional challenge. The new regulations, announced on July 21st by B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, include: A nicotine ceiling of 20 mg/mL imposed for products sold in

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Your Health Can’t Wait: Fighting for the right to seek healthcare

Your Health Can’t Wait: Fighting for the right to seek healthcare

Jul 23 2020

Your Health Can’t Wait: Fighting for the right to seek healthcare Right now, it is effectively illegal for most Canadians to purchase healthcare for themselves or their families when the public system makes them wait too long. Please add your name to the growing list of Canadians supporting the constitutional

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Opinion: Canada’s border restrictions no longer constitutionally justified

Opinion: Canada’s border restrictions no longer constitutionally justified

Jul 22 2020

For four months, the Canadian government has forced Canadians to stay home. It shut the U.S.-Canada land border to “non-essential” travel, a closure that has just been extended until at least August 31. It has also required anyone entering the country from abroad to endure 14 days of self-isolation—essentially house

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Ontario’s new COVID-19 bill is an assault on our rights

Ontario’s new COVID-19 bill is an assault on our rights

Jul 20 2020

Why is the province of Ontario making emergency powers permanent while simultaneously declaring the emergency over? This power-grab by the premier is an unjustified violation of Charter protected rights, and citizens should be concerned. Bill 195, The Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Approach to COVID-19) Act, 2020, was introduced at Queen’s

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Watch yesterday’s Zoom Town Hall with Dr. Brian Day

Watch yesterday’s Zoom Town Hall with Dr. Brian Day

Jul 15 2020

Yesterday’s Zoom Town Hall meeting is now available on YouTube. The CCF’s Joanna Baron and Christine Van Geyn hosted Dr. Brian Day via Zoom to discuss the Healthcare Freedom case (aka the Cambie case). Dr. Day answered questions and provided a superb summary of both the case’s history and his

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Zoom Town Hall with Special Guest Dr. Brian Day

Zoom Town Hall with Special Guest Dr. Brian Day

Jun 30 2020

Zoom Town Hall with Special Guest Dr. Brian Day Tuesday, July 14th, 12:00-1:00 EST The coronavirus crisis has exposed long-existing gaps in Canada’s healthcare system, with hundreds of people being forced to delay procedures and Canada’s hospitals, already operating at capacity, being severely stressed. BC estimates it might take up

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Release: CCF raises concerns about mandatory masks order

Release: CCF raises concerns about mandatory masks order

Jun 29 2020

TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is raising concerns about the constitutionality of mandatory mask orders that have been imposed or contemplated in municipalities across Ontario. “We are concerned that communities like Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph are imposing mandatory mask orders that are too broad and violate Charter guaranteed rights to liberty,

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Covid-19 trial delays are threatening people’s constitutional rights

Covid-19 trial delays are threatening people’s constitutional rights

Jun 29 2020

Toronto criminal lawyer Thomas Surmanski is worried that the near shutdown of Ontario courts between mid-March and early July due to Covid-19 will make the already-painful trial delays that his clients suffer from even longer. Surmanski was supposed to defend a client at a two-week trial planned for June. He

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