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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

BC Court of Appeal hears father who objects to state interference with child’s puberty

Posted on Sep 3, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

BC Court of Appeal hears father who objects to state interference with child’s puberty

The BC Court of Appeal will hear oral argument in the case of AB v. CD, in which the Justice Centre is an intervenor. This case concerns a female-born minor proceeding with testosterone treatments to transition to the opposite gender. A lower court Order prohibits the publication of the names of the born-female child (“AB”), the child’s father (“CD”), the child’s mother (“EF”) and the medical professionals involved in this case. The court’s Order also prohibits using the pronouns “she” and “her” to refer to this born-female child. The father and mother divorced about...

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Shepherd: A Tale of Two Censoring Universities

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates

Shepherd: A Tale of Two Censoring Universities

Two recent cases of campus censorship provide instructive contrast on the best course of action when it comes to upholding the standard for a free exchange of ideas. Armin Navabi is founder of the group Atheist Republic. He is an ex-Muslim who believes Muslims should abandon their religion for atheism rather than attempt to reform it. On March 19th 2019, two days before Navabi would deliver a presentation on “The Case against Islamic Reform” at Mount Royal University (MRU), MRU’s interfaith coordinator unilaterally cancelled the event, citing heightened sensitivities following the...

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“What is hate?” Justice Centre defends free expression on Parliament Hill today

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

“What is hate?” Justice Centre defends free expression on Parliament Hill today

The Justice Centre will testify today at 9:45 AM ET before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights as it studies the issue of “online hate” in Canada. The hearing will take place at Room 315, Wellington Building, 197 Sparks Street in Ottawa, and is open to the public. The Standing Committee opened this study following the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand that killed 51 people. Justice Centre Litigation Manager Jay Cameron will challenge the Standing Committee to consider the importance of developing a clear and specific definition of what constitutes online...

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Conscience rights for medical practitioners thwarted by the Ontario Court of Appeal

Posted on May 15, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, News Releases

Conscience rights for medical practitioners thwarted by the Ontario Court of Appeal

The Justice Centre is reviewing the ruling of the Ontario Court of Appeal released today in the case of Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. “This is a set-back for every Canadian who wants her or his conscience to be respected by government authority,” stated lawyer and Justice Centre president John Carpay. 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)...

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Court divided on Bill 24 injunction ruling

Posted on Apr 30, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

The Justice Centre is reviewing the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling upholding a lower court ruling that dismissed that application for an interim injunction that would stay the operation of Alberta’s Bill 24 pending a ruling in regards to its constitutionality.  In dissent, Justice McDonald stated that he would enjoin the Government of Alberta from withholding or reducing funding or de-accrediting the schools in question.  On account of this dissent, a right of appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada exists.   The decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal addresses only the...

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‘GRABHER’ License Plate Hearing Wednesday, April 24 in Halifax

Posted on Apr 22, 2019 in Active Cases, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

‘GRABHER’ License Plate Hearing Wednesday, April 24 in Halifax

The Justice Centre will be in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia on Wednesday April 24 to defend Dartmouth pensioner Lorne Grabher in his legal bid to reinstate his personalized license plate depicting his surname. The long-awaited hearing of Lorne Grabher v Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles commences at 10:00 a.m. at the Law Courts of Nova Scotia, 1815 Lower Water Street, Halifax. The hearing is expected to run until Friday, April 26 and is open to the public.  Mr. Grabher posing with plate Lorne Grabher first purchased the personalized “GRABHER” license plate as a...

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