Posts by jccf

Justice Centre applies to intervene on behalf of Charter freedoms against Alberta election gag law

Posted on Feb 18, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Justice Centre applies to intervene on behalf of Charter freedoms against Alberta election gag law

The Justice Centre has filed an application to intervene in the case of Rebel News Network v. Election Commissioner of Alberta, to argue for freedom of expression. Rebel News Network Ltd. (Rebel Media) is a national online and video-based media company that reports current events and provides commentary on newsworthy topics.  In 2018, Rebel Media displayed a billboard on the side of Highway 2 between Calgary and Red Deer, which featured Alberta’s Minister of Education, David Eggen, Premier Rachel Notley, and the website “www.FireEggen.ca.” The billboard ad stated:...

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Lindsay Shepherd joins the Justice Centre as Campus Free Speech Fellow

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Latest Updates

Lindsay Shepherd joins the Justice Centre as Campus Free Speech Fellow

The Justice Centre is pleased to welcome Lindsay Shepherd to its growing team. Lindsay became well-known in Canada and abroad after two university professors and one administrator subjected her to intimidation and reprimands for having shown pupils, in her capacity as a teaching assistant, a segment of a television debate that had recently aired on a public broadcast. The debate was about gender neutral pronouns, and included Dr. Jordan B. Peterson as one of the participants Lindsay has earned an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University and a B.A....

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Ontario Children’s Aid Society asked to stop religious discrimination

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Ontario Children’s Aid Society asked to stop religious discrimination

The Justice Centre has sent a legal warning letter to Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services (“Child Services”) calling upon it to reverse its decision to dismiss the application of a loving couple seeking to become foster parents.  In November 2017, the couple “L” and “A,” who wish to remain anonymous, applied to become foster parents.  They started the required training in January 2018 and completed it in March.  After they completed the training, a Child Services social worker interviewed the couple. The social worker asked L questions regarding...

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VICTORY for Charter rights as City of Port Moody drops charges over “gathering without permission”

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

VICTORY for Charter rights as City of Port Moody drops charges over “gathering without permission”

July 14, 2018 rally The Justice Centre has secured a victory individual freedoms in British Columbia, after challenging an Orwellian ticket issued by the City of Port Moody for a “gather[ing] without permission” in one of the City’s parks.  On June 11, 2018, the City of Port Moody issued a permit to Waldene Markling for her and an organization called Culture Guard to hold a rally in support of “quality education.” The rally was scheduled for July 14, 2018 at Rocky Point Park, a large 3.4 acre park with an outdoor stage that is commonly used by members of the...

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Meghan Murphy speaks to packed room at Vancouver Public Library after intervention by Justice Centre

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Meghan Murphy speaks to packed room at Vancouver Public Library after intervention by Justice Centre

Canadian Feminist Meghan Murphy spoke to a sold-out crowd of 300 people at the Vancouver Public Library last night, despite demands for censorship by hostile opponents who disagree with Ms. Murphy’s views on transgenderism. Meghan Murphy is the founder and editor of Feminist Current, a popular Canadian feminist website.  A resident of Vancouver, Murphy regularly engages in public discourse on the subjects of sex, sexuality, and gender.  She holds a Master’s degree from Simon Fraser University. She has become known internationally for her coverage of women’s...

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