Canadian Constitution Foundation

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. We defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of Canadians in the courts of law and public opinion.

Most Recent Articles by Canadian Constitution Foundation:

Decision: Alberta’s discriminatory beer tax violates Agreement on Internal Trade

Jul 29, 2017 — Canadian Constitution Foundation

Today, an expert panel convened pursuant to the dispute resolution process of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) ruled that the Government of Alberta’s Small Brewers Development Program, which discriminates against out-of-province craft beers, does not comply with the province’s free trade obligations under Canada’s Agreement on Internal Trade. The challenge is a huge victory for Artisan Ales, a Calgary owned-and-operated small business, whose business was devastated by the discriminatory policy designed to restrict access to the quality craft beers it imports from other provinces.

A majority of the panel agreed with both Artisan Ales and with the Province of Saskatchewan, who joined them in disputing the policy, that the 2016 tax-and-refund scheme “clearly discriminates[s] against the beer products of non-Alberta breweries in the sale of those products within Alberta.”

The panel’s decision can be found here.

New Canadian Constitution Foundation Report Reveals Major Problems with Canadian Vaping Laws

Feb 23, 2017 — Canadian Constitution Foundation

Today, the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) released its report “Vaping and the Law,” the first ever comprehensive study of e-cigarette regulations in Canada.

Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau in the Supreme Court of Canada

Feb 16, 2017 — Canadian Constitution Foundation

Today, with the support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau filed his response in the Supreme Court of Canada to the New Brunswick government’s Application for Leave to appeal his case. Mr. Comeau received national attention when provincial court Judge Ronald LeBlanc threw out a $293 fine against him and held that New Brunswick’s restrictions on possessing alcohol purchased in another province were unconstitutional.

Why is the BC Government muzzling Health Minister Terry Lake?

Feb 11, 2017 — Canadian Constitution Foundation

Journalist Ian Mulgrew of the Vancouver Sun reports that the BC government has blocked Minister of Health Terry Lake from testifying in court about the history of wait lists in the BC healthcare system in connection with the landmark Cambie Clinic healthcare freedom case.

We think we know why.