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The government may ban Covid-19 ‘misinformation.’ Can they really do that?

The government may ban Covid-19 ‘misinformation.’ Can they really do that?

Apr 20 2020

On April 2, a journalist asked health minister Patty Hajdu about a Bloomberg news report citing U.S. intelligence that had concluded China covered up the extent of its Covid-19 outbreak. The minister responded by telling the journalist that he was “feeding into conspiracy theories that many people have been perpetuating

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Are bans on religious gatherings constitutional?

Are bans on religious gatherings constitutional?

Apr 13 2020

It’s the time of year when Christians crowd into churches, Jews meet family for Passover, and Sikhs march to celebrate Vaisakhi, but the risk of Covid-19 has forced most religiously-observant Canadians to stay at home instead. All provinces have placed at least some restrictions on public gatherings including religious services

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Police are using phone data to track Covid patients. Can they do that?

Police are using phone data to track Covid patients. Can they do that?

Apr 06 2020

Everywhere we go, our cellphones are creating virtual records of our movements. This location data can be a powerful tool for tracking down spies or investigating murders. But there is also potential for this data to be misused against innocent people, which is why democracies have safeguards in place like

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Gwyn Morgan: “After this crisis is behind us, we must fix our dangerous health-care system”

Gwyn Morgan: “After this crisis is behind us, we must fix our dangerous health-care system”

Apr 01 2020

The unexpected public health crisis brought on by COVID-19, is quite fairly dominating the news cycle of the world at the moment. What does this mean for us fighting for more freedom and better outcomes in Canadian healthcare? The Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman once said: “Only a crisis –

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“New Brunswick says I can’t enter to visit my mom. Can they really do that?”

“New Brunswick says I can’t enter to visit my mom. Can they really do that?”

Mar 30 2020

Say your mother lives in New Brunswick and you live in Montreal. She calls you and says she’s worried. She isn’t sick with COVID-19, but her home care nurse has stopped showing up and she’s afraid to go out grocery shopping. She’s hoping you can move into her spare bedroom

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Covid-19 update: How do Canadian emergency powers work?

Covid-19 update: How do Canadian emergency powers work?

Mar 24 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, all levels of government in Canada have implemented various rules and guidelines applicable to citizens. Though the federal government has not yet declared a state of emergency, provinces including Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Newfoundland and Labrador have declared a state of

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Protecting liberty during crises

Protecting liberty during crises

Mar 20 2020

Dear friends and supporters of the CCF, I am reaching out with a personal note as our nation and world enters an unprecedented time in which we will face extraordinary challenges. As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, we will turn to front line workers, government leaders, legislators, and scientists to shepherd

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Canadian Constitution Foundation releases constitutional analysis of Canadian vaping laws

Canadian Constitution Foundation releases constitutional analysis of Canadian vaping laws

Feb 20 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Canadian Constitution Foundation today released a report by Dr. Leonid Sirota, professor of law at the Auckland University of Technology Law School, that outlines possible avenues for a constitutional challenge to current and proposed vaping legislation in Canada. The report highlights the rights of a specific

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Release: Vaping regulations could be subject to constitutional challenges

Release: Vaping regulations could be subject to constitutional challenges

Feb 13 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO — The Canadian Constitution Foundation today released the executive statement of an upcoming report by Dr. Leonid Sirota, professor of law at the Auckland University of Technology Law School, that outlines possible avenues for a constitutional challenge to current and proposed vaping legislation in Canada. The report highlights

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