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Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society January 28, 2015 Press Release: Nova Scotia Court rules in favour of freedom of association, religion for TWU graduates January 28, 2015 Decision in Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society December 16, 2014 Press release Final Brief of Argument (Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers Society) Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada Press release: JCCF granted intervener status in court action against Law Society of Upper Canada Notice of Application issued May 26 2014 Factum for Intervention Access to Health Care – Allen v. Alberta Allen v. Alberta – Originating Application Allen v. Alberta – Brief of Argument Alberta Government Brief in Allen v. Alberta Allen v. Alberta Reply Brief filed 19 June 2013 Appellant’s Factum – filed at the Alberta Court of Appeal, November 24, 2014 AFDI v. City of Edmonton Press release: Human rights group sues Edmonton over cancelling bus ads Affidavit of Pamela Geller Originating Application Edmonton Transit Kevin Kisilowsky v. Manitoba Read more about Kevin Kisilowsky v. Manitoba Notice of Application – filed April 23, 2014 Affidavit of Kevin Kislowsky – sworn March 12, 2014 Nicholas McLeod v. Mount Royal University Read more about McLeod v. Mount Royal University McLeod v MRU Statement of Claim McLeod v MRU Statement of Defence of MRU McLeod v MRU Filed Application McLeod v MRU Filed Affidavit of Nicholas McLeod (Part 1) McLeod v MRU Filed Affidavit of Nicholas McLeod (Part 2) Calgary Airport Authority v. CCBR Read more about Calgary Airport Authority vs. CCBR Airport Respondents’ Brief of Argument Brief Supplementary Submissions Cameron Wilson et al. v. University of Calgary Press Release: Students Take University To Court Over Free Speech Originating Application Submissions of the Applicants University’s Brief of Argument re 17 April 2013 court hearing Wilson v. University of Calgary Students’ Brief of Argument re 17 April 2013 court case Wilson v. University of Calgary Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott Article: Human rights laws are eroding our democracy R v. Booyink Defending freedom of expression at Canada’s airports Judgment delivered July 15, 2013

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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City of New Westminster taken to court over violating Charter freedoms of expression and association

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

City of New Westminster taken to court over violating Charter freedoms of expression and association

The Justice Centre has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of a local church, after the City of New Westminster cancelled the church’s booking to host a conference at the City-owned Anvil Centre. Grace Chapel is a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, located in downtown New Westminster. Part of Grace Chapel’s vision is to “build a multi-ethnic, diverse church where people of every nation in our community will worship God…” Grace Chapel does not have a church building of its own. Church events are held in rented spaces, including...

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New court documents shed light on ASIMIL8 licence plate revocation by Manitoba government

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

New court documents shed light on ASIMIL8 licence plate revocation by Manitoba government

Winnipeg resident Nicholas Troller has filed new material supporting his legal challenge against the provincial government entity, Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), over its decision to revoke his personalized Star Trek licence plate, “ASIMIL8”. Mr. Troller, a Star Trek enthusiast, applied and paid the required fee to receive the personalized licence plate “ASIMIL8” (the Plate) in 2015.  MPI approved his application without reservations, and issued the Plate. Mr. Troller installed the Plate on his family vehicle, along with a licence plate border that stated...

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Vancouver Library urged to rescind security fee for Meghan Murphy lecture

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

Vancouver Library urged to rescind security fee for Meghan Murphy lecture

The Justice Centre has sent a legal warning letter to Julia Morrison, Acting Director of Corporate Services and Facilities at the Vancouver Public Library.  The letter asks the Library to reverse its unlawful decision to move a scheduled lecture by feminist commentator Meghan Murphy to after-hours and impose a “security fee” on the event organizers in the amount of $2,047.50. 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,...

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Ryerson men’s issues group takes student union to court after being denied club status

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Ryerson men’s issues group takes student union to court after being denied club status

News Release  Ryerson men’s issues group takes student union to court after being denied club status April 12, 2016 TORONTO: The Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) has once again denied club status to a student group seeking to discuss issues and views on campus that RSU executives disagree with. The Ryerson Men’s Issues Awareness Society (MIAS) is a student group established in 2015 by students at Ryerson “to host discussions and bring social awareness to issues that disproportionately affect men and boys, such as higher rates of suicide, homelessness, workplace injuries and...

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