The 2014 Campus Freedom Index
The 2014 Campus Freedom Index is out!
JCCF defends freedom of association in new court action
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled it was “unreasonable” for the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary to refuse to hear and fully consider the appeal of seven students found guilty of non-academic misconduct for having set up a pro-life display on campus.
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has ruled against the constitutional challenge to the Alberta government’s health care monopoly, brought by Alberta dentist Darcy Allen.
McGill alumnus ceases giving due to his alma mater's 'D' grade in Campus Freedom Index
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Student union backs down on gag order after receiving legal warnings from JCCF
"This is a critical time in Canada, and we need to draw attention to the erosion of freedom in Canada, particularly on campus. It’s good to have the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms there to ensure the rights of all students are upheld."
– Andrea Mrozek, Executive Director, Institute of Family and Marriage Canada
“John Carpay’s fight for the individual liberties of Canadians is of the utmost importance and should be supported by all those who care about the future of Freedom.”
– Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO, Montreal Economic Institute
“I have great confidence in John Carpay’s leadership abilities to build the new Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms into a formidable organization to defend Canadians’ right to free speech against censorship, especially in universities.”
– Clive Seligman, President, Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship
“For many years, Canada has desperately needed an organization to properly defend freedom of speech. At long last, we have just that: the Justice Centre and its talented leader, John Carpay.”
– Michael Taube, columnist and former speechwriter for P.M. Stephen Harper
“John Carpay has an impressive track record of commitment to the constitutional rights of Canadians, and with his leadership I am confident that the Justice Centre will be successful in achieving its goals. A free society will always need to be defended against those who wish to limit the rights which we enjoy. The Justice Centre brings another voice for freedom to the Canadian scene, and we can never have too many of those.”
– Matt Bufton, Executive Director, Institute for Liberal Studies
“The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is a new and welcome institution, especially dedicated to the defence of free speech at universities. At first thought this is a curious idea, as free thought and speech is of the essence of the university ideal. Unhappily political correctitude can on too many occasions subvert this ideal, and a watchdog is needed to defend those students and even professors who cannot afford to defend themselves. Founder John Carpay has a demonstrated, vigorous and successful track record in this regard.”
– Gordon Gibson, Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute
“John Carpay is one of this country’s stoutest defenders of our individual liberties.”
— Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
"The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has been established to help Canadians achieve the highest ideals of our Nation. It is my conviction that the work of the Justice Centre is critical to the defence of our Charter freedoms. Just as importantly, the Justice Centre will help governments refrain from wasting scarce resources performing activities assigned to others under the Constitution."
— Gerald Chipeur, QC, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
“Free association and free speech are the foundation of democracy. Without them, accountable government is not possible. Far too many Canadians assume these rights are protected when in fact they are being eroded. It’s urgent that Canadians support groups and leaders that go beyond the usual platitudes and begin to meaningfully champion these principles that are fundamental to the human spirit. John Carpay’s leadership and contribution on these important issues is unassailable.”
– Troy Lanigan, President and CEO, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
“Free speech is the most important freedom. All of our other freedoms, such as freedom or religion and the right to vote, depend on it. Canada desperately needs the Justice Centre's commitment to free speech, and Canadians of all political stripes should support it.”
– Ezra Levant, author, columnist and free speech activist

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Welcome to the Justice Centre

The free and democratic society which the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms holds out as our ideal can only be fulfilled by honouring and preserving Canada’s traditions of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, other individual rights, constitutionally limited government, the equality of all citizens before the law, and the rule of law.

And yet these core principles of freedom and equality continue to be eroded by governments and by government-funded and government-created entities like Canada’s public universities, and human rights commissions.

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