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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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Release: Alberta court to hear important beer appeal

Release: Alberta court to hear important beer appeal

Apr 08 2019

On Tuesday April 9, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) will hear arguments on the Steam Whistle v. AGLC decision, a case that could have profound implications for both the future of interprovincial trade and for Alberta’s beer consumers. “What makes this case so important is it marks the first

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Release: BC government opposes financial transparency while seeking to present secret evidence to the court

Release: BC government opposes financial transparency while seeking to present secret evidence to the court

Mar 27 2019

BC still doesn’t want you to know how much the government has spent since 2009 fighting against patients suffering on waitlists who want their government to respect their Charter right to timely treatment. Since 2009, the BC government has been litigating against patient plaintiffs who have suffered as a result

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Release: Freedom to express controversial political views on trial at Supreme Court of Canada

Release: Freedom to express controversial political views on trial at Supreme Court of Canada

Mar 20 2019

This Thursday on March 21, 2019, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) will intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in the important case of Fleming v. Ontario to provide unequivocal support for the right to freedom of expression, and in particular, the right of all Canadians to express controversial views in a

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Announcing the new National Director of the Runnymede Society

Announcing the new National Director of the Runnymede Society

Mar 20 2019

TORONTO—The Runnymede Society is pleased to announce that Mark Mancini will be taking over for Joanna Baron as National Director this Spring, 2019. Mark was a founding Runnymede Society chapter president at the University of New Brunswick and has distinguished himself as an eloquent and prominent young legal academic and

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