Posts by jccf

Court hears challenges to student union censorship January 24

Posted on Jan 16, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

Staff lawyer Marty Moore will be at the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto on Wednesday January 24.  The Justice Centre is representing three different student groups, at three different universities.  Each student group is challenging the decisions of the student unions to deny the student groups club status.  In each case, the student group was discriminated against because of the group’s beliefs and opinions. The Justice Centre’s clients include the Ryerson’s Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS), a student group that was denied club recognition by the Ryerson Students’...

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Justice Centre hiring a paralegal for Calgary office

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in Latest Updates

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Justice Centre hiring a paralegal for Calgary office

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms seeks a talented and driven individual to join our Calgary office. This full-time Paralegal will be responsible for assisting the Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager and legal team with various research and document-related projects, as well as contributing to the Justice Centre’s mission of defending the constitutional freedoms of Canadians. Interested individuals should submit their CV, with cover letter, to Litigation Manager Jay Cameron at jcameron@jccf.ca by January 24, 2018. Responsibilities and Duties Preparing, drafting, and revising...

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Court application filed against Battle River School Division No. 31 over censorship of the Bible and closure of Cornerstone Christian Academy

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Court application filed against Battle River School Division No. 31 over censorship of the Bible and closure of Cornerstone Christian Academy

CAMROSE, AB: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application on behalf of Cornerstone Christian Society of Camrose (the Society) and three parents of children who attend Cornerstone Christian Academy (Cornerstone), against the Battle River School Division No. 31 (“BRSD”).  The court application seeks to overturn BRSD’s decision to terminate its agreement with the Society, after the Society refused a demand to censor Biblical references in its curriculum. The Applicants’ court application seeks judicial review of the decision of the Battle...

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A letter from our intern: Thank you for making my work at the Justice Centre possible!

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Latest Updates

A letter from our intern: Thank you for making my work at the Justice Centre possible!

Dear Justice Centre Supporter, I first heard about the Justice Centre while I was pursuing graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I was deeply concerned about the state of free speech on university campuses in Canada, and was set to tackle the issue through my Master’s thesis. During my research, I came across some of the Justice Centre’s work, to find that they were involved in many of the censorship cases that I was reading about. I was an intern with the Justice Centre this past fall, starting in September and leaving at the end of this month. ...

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Court hears “Easter Bunny” foster home closure case Wednesday December 20

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 in Latest Updates

Court hears “Easter Bunny” foster home closure case Wednesday December 20

The Justice Centre was at Ontario Superior Court Wednesday, December 20, for the hearing of Derek and Frances Baars’ court application against the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society (CAS). The court application was launched in April 2017.  CAS violated the Charter rights of the Baars by closing down their foster home, because the couple refused to tell the girls in their care that the Easter Bunny is a real entity. In 2015, as explained in their filed Factum, Derek and Frances Baars completed thorough training on foster parenting.  CAS completed a “homestudy”, which included...

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