Achievements

It is the responsibility of the judiciary to hold the government accountable for respecting our Charter rights, but only if someone takes the initiative to bring these matters before the courts.

That is a role that the Justice Centre has undertaken to fill for over a decade. Each case can contribute to protecting the Charter rights of Canadians in a variety of ways.

Columns & Reports - COVID-19


April 14, 2020 - Alberta's Bill 10 is an affront to the rule of law By John Carpay, The National Post

April 10, 2020 - The cost of the coronavirus cure could be deadlier than the disease - By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

April 7, 2020 - Analysis of Part 3 of Alberta’s Public Health Act: (Communicable Diseases and Public Health Emergencies)  - By John Carpay

April 5, 2020 - Canadian coronavirus prediction models must be transparent  - By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

Mar 31st, 2020 - Careful, crises are an ideal time for the state to grab powers: we’re already seeing it in Canada - By Justice Centre board member Bruce Pardy, The Financial Post

March 20, 2020 - Justice dismantled as restrictions placed on court systems - By staff lawyer Lisa Bildy, The Post Millenial

Columns & Reports - COVID-19


April 14, 2020 - Alberta's Bill 10 is an affront to the rule of law By John Carpay, The National Post

April 10, 2020 - The cost of the coronavirus cure could be deadlier than the disease - By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

April 7, 2020 - Analysis of Part 3 of Alberta’s Public Health Act: (Communicable Diseases and Public Health Emergencies)  - By John Carpay

April 5, 2020 - Canadian coronavirus prediction models must be transparent  - By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

Mar 31st, 2020 - Careful, crises are an ideal time for the state to grab powers: we’re already seeing it in Canada - By Justice Centre board member Bruce Pardy, The Financial Post

March 20, 2020 - Justice dismantled as restrictions placed on court systems - By staff lawyer Lisa Bildy, The Post Millenial

Achievements / Out of Court

Oct 15th, 2019

University club advocating for men and boys denied: AMB at UBC v. UBC Vancouver AMS Student Society

Achievements / Out of Court

Oct 15th, 2019

Student club censored for anti-abortion display: Youth Protecting Youth v. University of Victoria

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Student group advocating for men and boys told by university there is no need for group: Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society v. Ryerson Students’ Union

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Renewal of club status rejected for pro-life student group: UTM Students for Life v. University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union

Achievements / Court Victories

Oct 15th, 2019

Foster children removed because family wouldn’t celebrate the Easter bunny: Baars v. Hamilton Children’s Aid Society

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Charged for “encumbering a street” while expressing views on street: Toronto v. Fountas

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Charged for “disturbing the peace” for peacefully sharing views on sidewalk: City of Edmonton v. Malayko (2016)

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Ticketed for “disturbing the peace” in Edmonton: Edmonton v. Smeding

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Man passing out church invites censored by city: Calgary v. Reicher

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Ticketed for expressing religions beliefs: Edmonton v. Warren

Achievements / Out of Court

Oct 15th, 2019

Censored for distributing pro-life literature at University: Nicholas Mcleod v. Mount Royal University

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 15th, 2019

Peaceful airport protestors charged with trespassing: R v. Booyink

Achievements / Policy Changes

Oct 12th, 2019

Challenging the constitutionality of provisions added by Bill 24, ‘An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances’: PT et al v. Alberta

Achievements / Dropped Charges

Oct 11th, 2019

Rally shut down for “gathering without permission”: Port Moody v. Markling

Achievements / Court Victories

Oct 10th, 2019

Church rental cancelled for having views that “run counter to [the] City”: Grace Chapel v. New Westminster

Achievements / Out of Court

Oct 9th, 2019

Human Rights complaint made against mother who asked ad respondent if he has kids: Cyrynowski v. Danielle

Achievements / Out of Court

Jun 17th, 2014

Pro-life students appeal UofC for charging their expression equivalent to theft or misuse of firearm: Wilson v. University of Calgary