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Injunction hearing to stay Bill 24 provisions in Medicine Hat today

Posted on Jun 20, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Injunction hearing to stay Bill 24 provisions in Medicine Hat today

The Justice Centre will be at the Medicine Hat Court House (460 1st Street SE, Medicine Hat) June 20 at 10:00 am, to seek an injunction staying the operation of challenged provisions of Bill 24, ‘An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances’.  This hearing is open to the public. “An injunction on Bill 24 provisions would prevent these provisions from being put into force until after the Court has determined the constitutionality of the Bill,” explained Justice Centre president John Carpay. The Justice Centre filed a court application in April on behalf of a coalition of parents and...

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Freedom of association rejected by Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western ruling

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Freedom of association rejected by Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western ruling

The Justice Centre expressed its disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the four-year legal dispute between Trinity Western University (TWU) and the Law Societies of British Columbia and Ontario. In two rulings released on June 15, 2018, the Court rejected the Charter freedoms of religion, conscience, expression and association of TWU. Trinity Western University is a private Evangelical Christian university in Langley, B.C.  The Federation of Law Societies of Canada has approved the law program of TWU as meeting academic and professional standards.  The law...

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Ottawa Public Library sued for cancelling controversial documentary

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Ottawa Public Library sued for cancelling controversial documentary

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the Ottawa Public Library, on behalf of Madeline Weld and Valerie Thomas. This court application challenges the Library’s decision to cancel a private viewing of the documentary film “Killing Europe.”  This documentary discusses several social, political, and cultural topics relating to Europe. It includes footage of the documentary’s producer, Michael Hansen, interviewing various people to solicit their views and describe their experiences. This documentary was scheduled to be...

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds freedom of association in Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall ruling

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Supreme Court of Canada upholds freedom of association in Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall ruling

OTTAWA: The Supreme Court today released its ruling in the critical case of Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Randy Wall.  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) intervened in this case in support of the fundamental freedom of all Canadians to associate, or not associate, as they themselves deem best. “The Supreme Court’s ruling provides clarity to Canadians that neither courts nor governments can legally compel citizens to associate together unwillingly,” stated lawyer and Justice Centre president John Carpay. The...

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Judge rejects injunction to stay closure of Cornerstone Christian Academy

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

Judge rejects injunction to stay closure of Cornerstone Christian Academy

The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench has rejected the Justice Centre’s application for an interlocutory injunction staying the decision of the Battle River School Division (BRSD) to close Cornerstone Christian Academy (Cornerstone), pending a  court decision as to the lawfulness of the decision to close the school.  The injunction hearing was held in Wetaskiwin on May 17. In his oral decision of May 23, Justice Clarkson ruled that there is no Charter right to a publicly-funded alternative program run by a public school board. He expressed further concerns that compelling BRSD to...

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