Justice and Freedom: The Blog

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Justice Centre Seeking Senior Litigation Counsel

The Justice Centre, based in Calgary, seeks to expand its legal team by hiring a senior lawyer with a minimum of 15 years of litigation experience, to work on constitutional files in support of Charter section 2 fundamental freedoms. The successful candidate does not necessarily need to have experience in constitutional law but should have considerable litigation experience. The successful candidate will be genuinely passionate about the preservation of a free society through the defense of constitutional rights, and would ...
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The Free Speech Club v. UBC

In November 2019, The Free Speech Club, a student group at University of British Columbia (UBC), organized an event entitled “Understanding ANTIFA Violence” featuring Andy Ngo at UBC’s Robson Square campus, to take place on January 29, 2020. Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loosely organized coalition of left-wing activists and self-described communist anarchists who use direct action, including vandalism, physical violence, threats, cyber attacks, and blockades, often to shut down events or protest opinions they oppose. Antifa protestors typically ...
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The legal basis for the court action against UBC

By Marty Moore Justice Centre Staff Lawyer The University of British Columbia (UBC) is facing legal action for failing to reinstate the Andy Ngo event. There are numerous legal bases upon which to challenge UBC for its unilateral decision cancelling the planned event. These include administrative law, contract law, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Procedurally, UBC abjectly failed to make this decision in a procedurally fair manner. With the event just over a month away, UBC cancelled ...
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UBC capitulates to Antifa, refuses to reinstate Andy Ngo event

VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca) is proceeding with legal action against the University of British Columbia for refusing to rescind its cancellation of a planned campus event, featuring Andy Ngo on the topic of Antifa violence. The Free Speech Club and UBC entered into a contract on November 25, 2019 to hold the event, and the club paid the required booking deposit. The UBC Executive unilaterally cancelled the event in December 2019, stating in an email shortly ...
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BC Appeal Court in part overturns lower court ruling which infringed free speech of father of transgender child

VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) is reviewing the January 10, 2020 decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in the case of a father who is deeply concerned with his minor female-born child undergoing controversial gender transition treatments. In part, the Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court ruling which limited what the father could say regarding his child’s transition, including to third party persons. The now 15-year old child involved in the case was ...
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The focus of the Justice Centre’s activities are as follows:

Individual Freedom: The Fundamental Freedoms afforded to each and every Canadian by section two of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter).  These freedoms are paramount and embody the very values comprising our democratic society.  They are:
Freedom of Religion and Conscience: The freedom of each and every individual or community, in public or private, to peacefully express their distinct religious beliefs through worship, observance, practice and teaching without censorship or limitation.  This includes the freedom to change your religion or to not follow any religion.  This also includes the freedom of each and every Canadian to hold or consider a fact, value, viewpoint or other thought independent from other individuals.

Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression: The freedom to seek out an understanding of and peacefully express your thoughts, opinions and beliefs without censorship or limitation.  This includes freedom of the press and other media of communication.  Freedom of expression is the keystone of our democratic society.

Freedom of Peaceful Assembly: The freedom to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests.

Freedom of Association: The freedom to choose to live in a community, be part of an organization or associate with any individual based on your values, culture and other personal preferences.

Equality before the law: Section 15 of the Charter enumerates the human right held by each and every Canadian to be treated equally before and under the law, and to be afforded equal protection and benefit of the law without discrimination based on race, ancestry, ethnicity, age, gender or other such personal characteristics.  This right holds each and every Canadian subject to the same laws, and ensures that no individual or group shall receive special legal privileges.