Canadian Constitution Foundation announces new Counsel

Canadian Constitution Foundation announces new Counsel

TORONTO – The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce that Josh Dehaas has joined the organization as Counsel.

Dehaas holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph, a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia, and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he won the Cassels Brock & Blackwell Prize for Ethical Lawyering and served president of the Osgoode Runnymede Society. Dehaas completed his articles with the Crown Law Office – Civil at Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General and was called to the Ontario bar in June 2023.

Before law, Dehaas worked for nearly a decade in journalism including as an online editor for Maclean’s, as a web journalist for CTV News, and as a freelance opinion writer for National Post.

“I’ve long admired the CCF’s tenacious defence of our constitution,” Dehaas said.
“Lately, it feels like the fundamental freedoms that we once took for granted are under attack,” he added. “I’m looking forward to helping the CCF and its donors fight back.”

Joanna Baron, the CCF’s Executive Director, added, “We’re thrilled to welcome Josh to our team. With Josh’s strong dedication to liberty, passion for litigating fundamental freedoms, and unique journalism background, the CCF is poised to do even more to protect liberty in Canada.”