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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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Release: Announcing our new Executive Director

Release: Announcing our new Executive Director

Mar 19 2019

The Canadian Constitution Foundation is thrilled to announce that Joanna Baron will be taking over from Howard Anglin as Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation as of April 13, 2019. Joanna has been the National Director of the Runnymede Society for the last three years, during which time she

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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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