Justice Update

Killing Europe and Killing Politically Incorrect Expression

Posted on Oct 30, 2019 in Justice Update, Uncategorized

John Carpay, The Post Millenial, September 24, 2019 On September 16, 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court declared that it had no jurisdiction to hear the claim of Valerie Thomas Price and Madeline Weld against the Ottawa Public Library. In November 2017, the Ottawa Public Library cancelled a room-booking for the showing of the documentary “Killing Europe.” Killing Europe is about the 1.3 million migrants who came to Europe in 2015, of whom 73% are male; the 2015 Copenhagen shootings; the Organization for Islamic Cooperation pushing to criminalize the criticism of Islam; the erosion and...

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Babysitter Drops Human Rights Complaint Against Single Dad

Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Babysitter Drops Human Rights Complaint Against Single Dad

EDMONTON: Two years after filing a human rights complaint against a single father who asked him his age and gender, babysitter James Cyrynowski has now dropped his human rights complaint against the Alberta dad. Cyrynowski’s decision to withdraw his complaint follows a written request by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) asking the Alberta Human Rights Commission to dismiss Cyrynowski’s complaint. The Human Rights Officer and the Northern Director both recommended that Cyrynowski’s complaint be dismissed. Cyrynowski made national headlines after filing...

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Justice Centre to appeal court ruling upholding Library’s censorship of documentary film

Posted on Oct 9, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Justice Centre to appeal court ruling upholding Library’s censorship of documentary film

OTTAWA:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that Madeline Weld will appeal the September 16 Divisional Court ruling in Weld v. Ottawa Public Library. The Notice of Motion for leave to appeal at the Ontario Court of Appeal has been filed. The Justice Centre represents Ms. Weld and Valerie Price Thomas in their challenge to the Ottawa Public Library’s last-minute cancellation of a private viewing of the documentary film, “Killing Europe”.  The showing of the film was initially approved by library staff in November of 2017, and then suddenly...

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City of Edmonton sued over cancellation of lighting of the High Level Bridge

Posted on Oct 8, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

City of Edmonton sued over cancellation of lighting of the High Level Bridge

 The Justice Centre has filed a court application on behalf of the Alberta March for Life Association (AMLA) and Jerry Pasternak against the City of Edmonton over its decision to cancel a scheduled lighting of the High Level Bridge in colours chosen by AMLA. Operated by the City of Edmonton, the High Level Bridge is outfitted with 60,000 programmable lights, lit every day in the morning and evening. Through the “Light the Bridge” program, the City permits and invites members of the public and community groups to request the Bridge be lit in specific colours to reflect their event or...

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Babysitter’s human rights complaint against Alberta parents may be dismissed

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Babysitter’s human rights complaint against Alberta parents may be dismissed

The Justice Centre announced today that the Northern Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission has issued letters (1, 2) recommending that 30-year-old babysitter James Cyrynowski’s complaints against two Edmonton area parents be dismissed as “there is no reasonable basis to proceed”. This recommendation follows previous reports (1, 2) from the Human Rights Officer which also recommended that the complaints be dismissed, stating: The position in question requires caring for a young and vulnerable child within a private home. In this circumstance, a parent’s...

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Justice Centre urges Mohawk College to rescind security fees for Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier event

Posted on Sep 28, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Justice Centre urges Mohawk College to rescind security fees for Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier event

The Justice Centre has written to the President of Mohawk College to rescind the imposition of “security fees” on the organizers of an event occurring at the College’s Fennel Campus this weekend involving Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier. “Freedom of expression is not merely an aspiration or ideal; it is the lifeblood of liberal democracies and the cornerstone of higher education. There should be no greater celebration of, and protection for, freedom of expression, including the expression of minority or unpopular viewpoints, than at institutions of higher learning such as Mohawk...

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