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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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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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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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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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Release: Huge victory against civil forfeiture as Ontario agrees to compensate innocent couple for seizing their properties

Release: Huge victory against civil forfeiture as Ontario agrees to compensate innocent couple for seizing their properties

Sep 10 2018

(The original emailed release with contact information is available here). Hailing it as “a huge victory against the abuse of civil forfeiture laws in Canada,” the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) announced today the Ontario government has agreed to drop its attempt to seize rental properties belonging to Maggie and Terry

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