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CCF denounces Elections Ontario decision about anti-strike ads

CCF denounces Elections Ontario decision about anti-strike ads

Jun 25 2020

TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is denouncing a recent report that Elections Ontario has found that some February advertisements opposing the Ontario teachers strikes appear to have violated the Ontario Elections Finance Act. “Putting aside that portions of the Ontario Election Finances Act should be struck down as

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Appeal of decision about government spending on patient choice case to be heard today

Appeal of decision about government spending on patient choice case to be heard today

Jun 24 2020

VANCOUVER–Today the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) will be making oral arguments at the BC Court of Appeal in favour of disclosing the government’s cost of over 10 years of litigation against patients’ Charter right to access timely healthcare. “Since 2009, the BC government has been litigating against patient plaintiffs who

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Canadian Constitution Foundation announces new Litigation Director

Canadian Constitution Foundation announces new Litigation Director

Jun 23 2020

TORONTO, ON: The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Christine Van Geyn as its new Litigation Director. “We hired Christine for this role because of her outstanding advocacy experience and her long standing commitment to the principles of freedom,” said CCF Executive Director, Joanna Baron.

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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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CCF to intervene in Supreme Court hearing on cruel and unusual punishment and corporations

CCF to intervene in Supreme Court hearing on cruel and unusual punishment and corporations

Jan 20 2020

In 2012, a privately owned Quebec company was issued a fine of $30,834 under the province’s Building Act for carrying out construction work as a contractor without holding the requisite licence for that purpose. The corporation responded by challenging the constitutionality of the fine in court, arguing that it violated

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Release: Alberta Court of Appeal relies on CCF’s Comeau case to dismantle provincial trade barrier

Release: Alberta Court of Appeal relies on CCF’s Comeau case to dismantle provincial trade barrier

Dec 02 2019

Today, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) decided that two expired beer policies of the Alberta government violated Canada’s so-called “free trade” guarantee contained in section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867. In so doing, the Court has upheld the constitutional rights of all Canadians. Section 121 reads: All Articles

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Supreme Court of Canada protects the right to publicly express controversial opinions

Supreme Court of Canada protects the right to publicly express controversial opinions

Oct 06 2019

Ottawa – The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has today decided that Randy Fleming was illegally arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police in 2009. In so doing, the SCC has protected the right of Canadians to express controversial political opinion in the public square. Today’s decision concerns numerous constitutional issues

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Ontario Court of Appeal decides correctly in Toronto municipal elections case

Ontario Court of Appeal decides correctly in Toronto municipal elections case

Sep 20 2019

TORONTO – The Ontario Court of Appeal (ONCA), in a 3-2 split decision, decided that participation in a municipal election, either as a candidate or as a voter, is not protected as “expressive activity” under section 2(b) of the Charter. In arriving at this decision, the ONCA relied on many

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