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VIDEO: John Carpay on the Law Society of Upper Canada

VIDEO: John Carpay on the Law Society of Upper Canada

Lawyers in Ontario are now required to support equality, diversity and inclusion. What's wrong with that? Justice Centre president John Carpay explains the danger of government bodies forcing belief ...
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VIDEO: John Carpay on Trinity Western University

VIDEO: John Carpay on Trinity Western University

Can provincial law societies ban law graduates of a private Christian Evangelical university from practicing law? John Carpay discusses the implications of three court actions involving Trinity Western University and provincial law societies in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario on Charter rights. Watch the video below! <iframe width="422" height="240" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0nDePnjELdg?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ...
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RELEASE: Student group appealing after judge rules in favour of the University of Alberta charging $17,500 security fee

RELEASE: Student group appealing after judge rules in favour of the University of Alberta charging $17,500 security fee

EDMONTON: Amberlee Nicol and the student group UAlberta Pro-Life announced today that they will appeal the ruling of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in the case UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta.  The ruling, filed October 11, 2017, upheld the decision of the University of Alberta to impose a $17,500 “security fee” as a condition for the campus club UAlberta Pro-Life to set up a stationary display on campus. The judge further upheld the University’s decision to condone violations of the Code of ...
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RELEASE: City of Yorkton, SK challenged to stop censoring “Right for Life” week

RELEASE: City of Yorkton, SK challenged to stop censoring “Right for Life” week

YORKTON, SK: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has made a formal request for the City of Yorkton to reverse its rejection of Parkland Right for Life’s application to have a “Right for Life” week. On September 5, 2017, the President of Parkland Right for Life, Ted Deneschuk requested to appear before Yorkton City Council and provide oral submissions in support of an application to have the City proclaim the week of October 1-7, 2017 as “Right for Life” week. On ...
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VIDEO: John Carpay On The Right To Exclude

VIDEO: John Carpay On The Right To Exclude

In a new Justice Centre video John Carpay discusses the importance of freedom of association and the right to exclude, and how it shapes our communities: ...
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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.