The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a Calgary-based organization that bills itself as “Freedom’s defense team”. Although the CCF claims it is “non-partisan” and “politically neutral”, the legal cases it undertakes have a common theme of anti-government-regulation – cases involving challenges to the Canadian health care system, challenges to government food safety regulations, and challenges to aboriginal self-government.
With that questionable record of “neutrality”, I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised by a column written by Karen Selick, the CCF’s litigation director, which strongly criticized Canadian unions for allegedly having a “battery of privileges that should have no place in a free society“. Well, expressing a strong opinion is one thing. Using selective and misleading information to support that opinion is another thing altogether.
The context of Selick’s anti-union diatribe is (more…)