Justice Update

Manitoba Public Insurance refuses to reinstate Star Trek – themed licence plate, necessitating court action

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Manitoba Public Insurance refuses to reinstate Star Trek – themed licence plate, necessitating court action

WINNIPEG: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has confirmed it will proceed to file a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), after MPI refused to reinstate the personalized Star Trek-themed licence plate of Manitoba resident Nicholas Troller. Mr. Troller, an enthusiast of the Star Trek TV series, applied and paid the required fee to receive the personalized licence plate “ASIMIL8” in 2015.  Without objection or hesitation, MPI approved his application and issued the plate.  Mr. Troller installed the plate on his family vehicle, with licence...

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Carpay: CBC smear job reveals anti-Christian bias

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

On June 29, 2017, the Battle River School Division (BRSD) in Camrose, Alberta, informed Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) that the school will no longer continue as an alternative program within the public school system, effective July 2018. The dispute arose from a BRSD demand, confirmed in a May 27 email from BRSD chair Laurie Skori, that CCA not read or study “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.” Since 2009, CCA has served as one of Alberta’s many alternative programs within the public system.  These schools provide real diversity in...

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After agreeing not to censor the Bible, Alberta school board terminates agreement with Christian school

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

After agreeing not to censor the Bible, Alberta school board terminates agreement with Christian school

CAMROSE, AB: The Battle River School Division (BRSD) in Camrose has decided to terminate its agreement with the Cornerstone Christian Academy Society (CCA), after BRSD tried unsuccessfully to impose a confidentiality agreement on the Society.  This June 29 decision came just days after BRSD and CCA developed a joint statement in which BRSD agreed to not censor the use of the Bible at CCA. On May 27, 2017, the BRSD confirmed its directive to CCA that “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school,” and suggested...

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Edmonton Northlands denies K-Days booth to pro-life group after 15 years of inclusion

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

EDMONTON: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has made a formal request for Edmonton Northlands to reconsider its refusal to permit Edmonton Pro-Life (EPL) to have a booth at the 2017 K-Days festival, which takes place this year from July 21 – July 30. EPL has had a booth at K-Days for over 15 consecutive years, and never had difficulty registering.  On January 6, 2017, a Northlands “Exhibit Sales Specialist” informed EPL that EPL would no longer be permitted to have a booth at K-Days.  Northlands claims to have adopted a “new policy” prohibiting...

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Carpay: School Boards have no right to censor sacred texts

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

Carpay: School Boards have no right to censor sacred texts

Should Alberta’s religious schools be required to censor their own sacred texts, in order to conform with current popular beliefs and fashions? On May 27, the Battle River School Division, based in Camrose, ordered Cornerstone Christian Academy to refrain from reading or studying “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.”  Board Chairman Laurie Skori claimed that human rights legislation prevents religious schools from teaching what a child, or a parent, might find “offensive.” In making this demand, the school board ignored its own written legal...

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Physician’s conscience should trump patient demands, argues Justice Centre

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

TORONTO: The Justice Centre will intervene at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Tuesday June 13 through June 15, in support of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (“CMDS”) Application against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the “CPSO”) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The CPSO has adopted policies that require doctors to assist patients who want to commit suicide, and other medical services such as abortion, even if those services conflict with a doctor’s conscience or religious beliefs.  The CPSO further requires doctors to provide...

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