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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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Canadian Constitution Foundation launches constitutional challenge against elections censorship law

Canadian Constitution Foundation launches constitutional challenge against elections censorship law

Sep 18 2019

On Monday Sept 16th, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) served documents on the Attorneys General of Canada and Ontario challenging the constitutionality of section 91 of the Canada Elections Act (CEA), which prohibits certain types of “false statements” during a federal election period. This provision allows the government to censor

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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Strom appeal hearing

Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Strom appeal hearing

Sep 16 2019

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is arguing tomorrow before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal (SKCA) in support of freedom of expression, in particular, the right of nurses to speak publicly without fear of reprisal from their professional regulatory bodies. In 2015, Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse who has dedicated her

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BC Government successfully prevents taxpayers from knowing how much it’s spending fighting against patient rights

BC Government successfully prevents taxpayers from knowing how much it’s spending fighting against patient rights

Jul 17 2019

Last week, the BC Supreme Court permitted the province to keep secret from the public how much money it has spent since 2009 fighting against patients suffering on waiting lists who want their government to respect their Charter right to timely treatment. Since 2009, the BC government has been litigating

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CCF granted intervener status to defend Saskatchewan nurse’s free speech

CCF granted intervener status to defend Saskatchewan nurse’s free speech

Jun 05 2019

The CCF was granted intervener status by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal on June 4, 2019 to intervene in an important freedom of speech case. Freedom of speech is increasingly under attack from professional bodies seeking to regulate what their members can say. In most cases, this censorship would not

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Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Toronto municipal election case

Release: Canadian Constitution Foundation intervening in Toronto municipal election case

May 21 2019

TORONTO – Ontario’s top court will soon decide whether the Charter protects municipal elections. The Canadian Constitution Foundation is pleased to announce that it will take part in the case as an intervener. On Friday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario granted the CCF leave to intervene in Toronto (City)

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Release: Alberta court to hear important beer appeal

Release: Alberta court to hear important beer appeal

Apr 08 2019

On Tuesday April 9, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) will hear arguments on the Steam Whistle v. AGLC decision, a case that could have profound implications for both the future of interprovincial trade and for Alberta’s beer consumers. “What makes this case so important is it marks the first

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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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