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Release: Provinces must create a ‘New Canadian Partnership’ for trade says new paper

Release: Provinces must create a ‘New Canadian Partnership’ for trade says new paper

Mar 13 2019

A New Canadian Partnership for domestic free trade could produce economic benefits for Canadians that rival those of international free trade agreements. That’s the conclusion of Professor Ian Brodie, political scientist at the University of Calgary, in a new public policy study for the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS).

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Update: CCF case against compelled speech for Ontario lawyers

Update: CCF case against compelled speech for Ontario lawyers

Feb 06 2019

We have filed our affidavits and expert report in the case against the Law Society of Ontario’s requirement that licensees draft a personal statement demonstrating their personal valuing of inclusivity, diversity, and equality. Now we are waiting for the Law Society to respond with its evidence. In the coming weeks,

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Good news for Charter challenge for patient choice!

Good news for Charter challenge for patient choice!

Jan 24 2019

The Attorney General of British Columbia’s application for leave to appeal the interim order of a Supreme Court judge in chambers enjoining enforcement of sections 17-8 and 45 of the Medicare Protection Act is dismissed. This means the clinics that have been operating in BC for more than 20 years

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All Canadians should have an equal right to seek healthcare

All Canadians should have an equal right to seek healthcare

Dec 20 2018

Quebecers who are facing lengthy waits for medical procedures can opt to go to private clinics. Don’t the rest of Canadians deserve that option? Check out this great article in the National Post by CCF board member and MD, Will Johnston. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Release: CCF takes aim at Alberta’s unconstitutional beer policy

Release: CCF takes aim at Alberta’s unconstitutional beer policy

Dec 17 2018

December 17, 2018—Last Friday, the Alberta Court of Appeal granted the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) leave to intervene in the appeal of the Steam Whistle v. AGLC decision, in which two out-of-province beer companies successfully challenged unconstitutional discrimination by Alberta against their products. The CCF is intervening to ensure the court correctly

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Lauren Bird: Nova Scotia decision regarding alcohol could be example to others

Lauren Bird: Nova Scotia decision regarding alcohol could be example to others

Dec 09 2018

Nova Scotia’s decision to remove limits on how much alcohol can be brought into the province for personal consumption could inspire other provinces to do the same, says legal expert Howard Anglin. “Every province that … moves to reduce friction at our internal provincial borders should be applauded for that

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Premiers and Prime Minister meeting this week to discuss interprovincial free trade

Premiers and Prime Minister meeting this week to discuss interprovincial free trade

Dec 06 2018

The Canadian Constitution Foundation offers its best wishes to the Prime Minister and First Ministers meeting in Montreal this Friday, December 7, for productive talks on breaking down archaic interprovincial trade barriers that are holding the Canadian economy back. We understand that each province has its own regional concerns, but

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Varcoe: Alberta ditches beer grants, targets Ontario in new booze trade brawl

Varcoe: Alberta ditches beer grants, targets Ontario in new booze trade brawl

Nov 28 2018

It took three years and several embarrassing losses for the Notley government to finally figure out the best way to stop other provinces from allegedly discriminating against Alberta-brewed beer. The province is shifting from defence to offence by launching its own trade challenge. In the past three years, the NDP

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Alberta to sue Ontario over interprovincial trade barrier, but will fail to meet its own deadline for responding to trade panel ruling

Alberta to sue Ontario over interprovincial trade barrier, but will fail to meet its own deadline for responding to trade panel ruling

Nov 27 2018

Yesterday, Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci made two important announcements. First, that Alberta will take legal action against the Government of Ontario for erecting trade barriers that it alleges keep Alberta’s liquor products out of Ontario. Second, that Alberta will fail to meet its deadline to comply with a recent

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