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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

Justice Centre intervenes to defend the Charter freedoms of public servants

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

Justice Centre intervenes to defend the Charter freedoms of public servants

The Justice Centre intervened in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in support of the Charter rights and freedoms of public servants. This 15-year-old Human Rights Commission case questions whether government can force public servants to comply with Government directives that violate public servants’ sincerely-held religious beliefs, regardless of whether the Government could accommodate those beliefs. At issue is the forced resignation of a distinguished Newfoundland public servant, Desiree Dichmont, from serving as a marriage commissioner, without any accommodation of her...

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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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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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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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