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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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Release: BC Court grants injunction in landmark healthcare Charter case

Release: BC Court grants injunction in landmark healthcare Charter case

Nov 23 2018

We are thrilled to report that the BC Supreme Court has sided with suffering patients and the doctors and private clinics who treat them by staying the coming into force of new financial penalties that the BC government recently introduced to put the clinics out of business. The proposed fines

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BC goes to court to hide costs of landmark healthcare trial from the public

BC goes to court to hide costs of landmark healthcare trial from the public

Nov 14 2018

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

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Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Celebrated Toronto Attorney Murray Klippenstein joins Charter challenge against the Law Society of Ontario as a co-applicant

Oct 25 2018

Mr. Klippenstein has practiced law for 30 years, founding his own law firm 20 years ago with a special focus on human rights issues and on working for disadvantaged individuals and communities. He was the lawyer who represented the family of aboriginal protestor Dudley George during the Ipperwash Inquiry, and

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