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Internal Trade Provincial Leadership Index

Internal Trade Provincial Leadership Index

Nov 14 2019

While Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with numerous countries, the provinces continue to maintain obstacles to trade within our own borders. The Montreal Economic Institute and the CCF have listed the provinces from best to worst in a ranking of their openness to internal trade. Executive Summary Canada

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New Globe and Mail special covers our Healthcare Freedom Case

New Globe and Mail special covers our Healthcare Freedom Case

Nov 13 2019

The Globe and Mail published a new article featuring the CCF’s challenge for healthcare freedom and patient rights. The piece provides a helpful overview of Dr. Brian Day’s fight with the government of BC over his clinic. It also details the irreversible harm that came to patient plaintiff Walid Khalfallah

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Supreme Court of Canada protects the right to publicly express controversial opinions

Supreme Court of Canada protects the right to publicly express controversial opinions

Oct 06 2019

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

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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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