Justice Update

RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that it will represent a number of parents, independent schools and other stakeholders in a court challenge to the constitutionality of Bill 24, if this legislation is passed by the Legislative Assembly. A summary of the legal analysis can be found here. The identity of the parties bringing this constitutional challenge will be revealed in early 2018, when court papers are filed. Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, introduced on November 2, 2017, amends the Alberta School Act by, inter...

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Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Lorne Grabher, whose personalized ‘GRABHER’ licence plate was deemed “socially unacceptable” by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Registrar), has filed his Affidavit with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in preparation for the hearing of Lorne Grabher v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Lorne Grabher first purchased the personalized license plate as a gift for his late father in or around 1990.  It became an expression of family pride spanning three generations – Mr. Grabher’s son has the family name on his own personalized license plate in another province.  Mr....

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NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

PRINCE ALBERT, SK: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the City of Prince Albert, seeking a reversal of the City’s rejection of the Prince Albert Right to Life Association’s (“PARLA”) application to continue with its annual raising of a pro-life flag. PARLA is a non-profit organization, comprised of Prince Albert and area residents, which seeks to promote the sanctity of life at all stages of development.  PARLA’s work includes hosting Pro-Life events such as “Celebrate Life Week” and “Life Chain”, as well as...

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RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application  against Alberta Child and Family Services on behalf of an Edmonton couple whose application to adopt children was denied due to their religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. The married couple, who are referred to in filed court documents as “C.D” and “N.D.,” have no children of their own and are currently unable to conceive due to medical complications.  N.D. was adopted at birth himself, and C.D. was keen to adopt an older child, as she explains in her filed Affidavit: “My heart has...

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‘Safety and security’ is the battle cry of the new fascists

Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

In Canada today, if you want to shut down the conference, rally or speaking engagement of someone whose opinion you disagree with, all you need to do to is accuse your opponent of being far right, racist, fascist, white supremacist, Islamophobic, or homophobic. The accusations need not be true, as long as they are shocking and loathsome. Hurling these kinds of accusations will arouse the local “Antifa” (anti-fascist) mob to organize a counter-protest, which just might lead to violence. As soon as violence becomes even a mere possibility, the authorities are quick to cancel the event, in...

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VIDEO: John Carpay on Parental Rights in Education

Posted on Oct 26, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Videos

VIDEO: John Carpay on Parental Rights in Education

Parents have a prior right to choose how they educate their children. What does this mean in practice? Justice Centre president John Carpay discusses the important legal foundations of parental rights in education in this new video:

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