New Brunswick Crown files factum in R. v. Comeau

We received today the factum of the Appellant, the Attorney General of New Brunswick in the case of R. v. Comeau. We are currently reviewing it. Continue reading

Beer Freedom and Free Trade: R. v. Comeau heading to the Supreme Court of Canada!

Huge news!With support of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Gérard Comeau’s case for interprovincial free trade is headed to the Supreme Court of Canada!This is an historic opportunity to correct almost a century of bad legal precedent that has allowed  provinces to erect unconstitutional barriers to the free movement of goods within Canada, contrary  to our country's founding vision 150 years ago. Continue reading

Tariff Barriers In Alberta’s Beer Market Are Still Unconstitutional

In a flourish of self-congratulatory bravado, Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced yet another major overhaul to Alberta’s brewing industry on July 28, 2016. Prior to the NDP taking power in 2015, Alberta enjoyed the best market for beer in all of Canada. Although, it was by no means perfect, Albertans were able to enjoy a far greater selection of products from around the world at a much more competitive price than any other consumers in any other province. Then the tinkering started. Continue reading

Canada Already Has An Interprovincial Trade Agreement: Our Constitution

Even before Canada’s Premiers departed Whitehorse on Friday, media coverage was applauding a “ground-breaking” and “historic” agreement on internal trade within Canada. Not so fast. Continue reading

The Comeau decision is a ‘big deal,’ as it could lead to free trade in all of Canada

I’m sorry, but this is no time for panic; it’s a time for celebration and hope, and, most fittingly, raising a glass. Continue reading