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New “secret” documents expose Justin Trudeau’s role in barring children’s camps from Canada Summer Jobs grants

HALIFAX, PETERBOROUGH:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today released new documents uncovered in its Canada Summer Jobs court cases, which show that Prime Minister Trudeau was directly involved in creating new rules used to bar faith-based summer camps from obtaining grants from the Canada Summer Jobs (“CSJ”) program. The documents (, ) reveal that two Christian summer camps were deemed ineligible for grants from the Canada Summer Jobs program on account of their Christian beliefs.  Documents obtained by ...
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Justice Centre to appeal court ruling upholding Library’s censorship of documentary film

OTTAWA:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that Madeline Weld will appeal the September 16 Divisional Court ruling in Weld v. Ottawa Public Library. The Notice of Motion for leave to appeal at the Ontario Court of Appeal has been filed. The Justice Centre represents Ms. Weld and Valerie Price Thomas in their challenge to the Ottawa Public Library’s last-minute cancellation of a private viewing of the documentary film, “Killing Europe”.  The showing of the film was ...
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City of Edmonton sued over cancellation of lighting of the High Level Bridge

 The Justice Centre has filed a court application on behalf of the Alberta March for Life Association (AMLA) and Jerry Pasternak against the City of Edmonton over its decision to cancel a scheduled lighting of the High Level Bridge in colours chosen by AMLA. Operated by the City of Edmonton, the High Level Bridge is outfitted with 60,000 programmable lights, lit every day in the morning and evening. Through the “Light the Bridge” program, the City permits and invites members ...
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Babysitter’s human rights complaint against Alberta parents may be dismissed

The Justice Centre announced today that the Northern Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission has issued letters (, ) recommending that 30-year-old babysitter James Cyrynowski's complaints against two Edmonton area parents be dismissed as "there is no reasonable basis to proceed". This recommendation follows previous reports (, ) from the Human Rights Officer which also recommended that the complaints be dismissed, stating: The position in question requires caring for a young and vulnerable child within a private home. In ...
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Justice Centre urges Mohawk College to rescind security fees for Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier event

The Justice Centre has written to the President of Mohawk College to rescind the imposition of “security fees” on the organizers of an event occurring at the College's Fennel Campus this weekend involving Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier. “Freedom of expression is not merely an aspiration or ideal; it is the lifeblood of liberal democracies and the cornerstone of higher education. There should be no greater celebration of, and protection for, freedom of expression, including the expression of minority or ...
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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.