Posts by jccf

Victory for Charter freedoms as federal government abandons compelled speech in Canada Summer Jobs attestation

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

On December 7, the federal government abandoned its 2018 requirement that applicants for Canada Summer Jobs funding express their support for the Government’s position on “reproductive rights” by attesting to the following statement:Both the job and my organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, and the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or...

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Bill 24 legal challenge heard by Court of Appeal in Calgary today

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Bill 24 legal challenge heard by Court of Appeal in Calgary today

The Justice Centre will be at the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Calgary today, to defend the constitutional rights and freedoms of parents and independent schools who are challenging Alberta’s Bill 24.  This hearing will be held in Courtroom 1 and commences at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018. This appeal asks the court to stay provisions of Bill 24, passed by the Alberta Legislature in November 2017, on the basis that they violate the rights of students, parents and schools protected by section 2(a), 2(b), 2(d) and 7 rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the...

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U Alberta students challenge $17,500 fee in Court of Appeal, Wednesday, November 28

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

U Alberta students challenge $17,500 fee in Court of Appeal, Wednesday, November 28

The Justice Centre will appear before the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton on Wednesday November 28 on behalf of Amberlee Nicol, Cameron Wilson, and the student club UAlberta Pro-Life.  Their court application challenges the University of Alberta decision to impose a $17,500 “security fee” as a condition of peaceful expression on campus.  In the case of UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta, the students also challenge the University’s decision to condone violations of the Code of Student Behaviour directed against the pro-life club in March of 2015. This hearing will...

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Justice Centre granted intervener status to defend conscience rights for medical practitioners

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Justice Centre granted intervener status to defend conscience rights for medical practitioners

The Justice Centre has been granted leave to intervene at the Court of Appeal of Ontario, January 21 and 22, to defend the Charter rights of medical practitioners. The Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (“CMDS”) and others are challenging the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the “CPSO”) over CPSO policies that require medical practitioners to (1) provide “an effective referral” for medical procedures and services, even if those services conflict with a doctor’s conscientious or religious beliefs, and even to perform such services when “necessary to...

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RELEASE: Alberta Government again threatens to defund schools which do not remove religious content from school policies

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Alberta Government again threatens to defund schools which do not remove religious content from school policies

Ministerial Order forces government’s “Safe and Caring” policies on independent schools that are non-compliant in Minister’s opinion Minister continues to refuse to explain his opinion The Justice Centre has responded to the Alberta Minister of Education’s Order to impose blanket government policies on schools who he has deemed non-compliant with section 45.1 of the Alberta School Act. The Order, issued this morning, imposes a policy of the Minister’s creation onto schools whose policies, in his opinion, are non-compliant with section 45.1 of the School Act. The Order...

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