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Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Toronto’s Department of Lunch

Apr 09 2014

It’s not often these days that Rob Ford can be identified as the voice of reason on an issue. But when it comes to the question of whether food trucks should be allowed to operate freely in Toronto, the much-maligned mayor seems to be one of very few people talking

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Brian Day: 30 years of health-care dysfunction

Brian Day: 30 years of health-care dysfunction

Apr 01 2014

Thirty years ago today, on April 1, 1984, the Canada Health Act became law. We can be forgiven for wondering if the date and year were coincidental, or chosen in honour of April Fools’ Day and George Orwell’s novel, respectively. Canada’s Medicare laws have many Orwellian features, including names such

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Bill C-13: Tories trying again to open door to undue state intrusion

Bill C-13: Tories trying again to open door to undue state intrusion

Mar 26 2014

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Perhaps that’s the federal government’s motto regarding Bill C-13 — the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. It represents yet another attempt by this government to pass legislation that will open the door to undue state intrusion. The currently proposed

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Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Raw Milk Appeal

Mar 11 2014

TORONTO, ON: The Ontario Court of Appeal has dealt a blow to free choice in Canada. In the R. v. Schmidt case, the court unanimously decided that cow-share members do not have a constitutionally protected right to acquire raw milk in order to promote their own health. In reaching this

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January 2014 – Litigation Progress Report

January 2014 – Litigation Progress Report

Feb 03 2014

Cambie v. MSCBC et al. (BC healthcare litigation) Dr. Brian Day, former president of the Canadian Medical Association, launched this case with the assistance of the CCF. Dr. Day’s constitutional challenge is against BC’s Medicare Protection Act. Dr. Day is arguing that the Act violates Sections 7 and 15 of

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Amend the Supreme Court Act to Put Term Limits on Judges

Amend the Supreme Court Act to Put Term Limits on Judges

Nov 11 2013

On Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) is hearing the Senate Reference. Among other questions, the federal government has asked the SCC to examine Branches and if that http://atlasl.com/piya/zovirax-tablets-over-the-counter.php skin but absorb a viagra 2 tabletten online ohne rezept dboccio.com day abraca.com how to use nizagara tablets and

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Canada’s Hypocritical Blasphemy Law

Canada’s Hypocritical Blasphemy Law

Oct 01 2013

On September 30, 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the now notorious cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. The cartoons were republished by newspapers around the world and over 200 people died as protests and riots erupted in response. Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued a statement that he regretted that Canadian

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Alberta’s Municipal Anti-Bullying Laws are Deeply Flawed

Alberta’s Municipal Anti-Bullying Laws are Deeply Flawed

Sep 24 2013

One of the easiest ways for a municipal politician to keep his constituents happy is to give them what they want. Sometimes this means enacting popular yet dubious bylaws. Perhaps this is the impetus behind the Town of Airdrie’s push to amend its Public Behaviour Bylaw to prohibit bullying. After

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Ontario’s muddled war on ‘heritage’

Ontario’s muddled war on ‘heritage’

Jul 30 2013

First, there are the barn closures. In May, 2012, the Office of the Fire Marshal sent a communiqué to all Ontario municipalities warning them that they should not permit barns within their territory to be used for public gatherings such as dances, weddings, concerts, meetings or religious services. After Ontario

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