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RELEASE: New Westminster civic centre urged to reverse banning of Christian conference on sexuality and gender identity

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: New Westminster civic centre urged to reverse banning of Christian conference on sexuality and gender identity

The Justice Centre has sent a warning letter to the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, BC, requesting that it reverse the cancellation of a conference that the City of New Westminster had agreed to allow Grace Chapel to host at the Centre on July 21, 2018. Grace Chapel, a parish of The Redeemed Christian Church of God BC, is located in downtown New Westminster. Part of Grace Chapel’s vision is to “build a multi-ethnic, diverse church were 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...

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Parents and schools considering appeal after judge rejects Bill 24 injunction

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Parents and schools considering appeal after judge rejects Bill 24 injunction

A coalition of parents, independent and religious schools are considering appealing a ruling by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench rejecting an interlocutory injunction staying the operation of challenged provisions of Bill 24, ‘An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances’.  A hearing of this injunction application was held on June 20. The ruling was issued on June 27. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) filed a court application in April on behalf of a coalition of parents and independent schools, challenging the constitutionality of School Act provisions added...

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Injunction hearing to stay Bill 24 provisions in Medicine Hat today

Posted on Jun 20, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Injunction hearing to stay Bill 24 provisions in Medicine Hat today

The Justice Centre will be at the Medicine Hat Court House (460 1st Street SE, Medicine Hat) June 20 at 10:00 am, to seek an injunction staying the operation of challenged provisions of Bill 24, ‘An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances’.  This hearing is open to the public. “An injunction on Bill 24 provisions would prevent these provisions from being put into force until after the Court has determined the constitutionality of the Bill,” explained Justice Centre president John Carpay. The Justice Centre filed a court application in April on behalf of a coalition of parents and...

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Freedom of association rejected by Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western ruling

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Freedom of association rejected by Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western ruling

On June 15, the Justice Centre expressed its disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada decisions in the four-year legal dispute between Trinity Western University (TWU) and the Law Societies of British Columbia and Ontario. The Justice Centre had intervened in the TWU court actions in BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia. You know a court ruling is bad when judges deliberately ignore the evidence placed before them. But reality was brushed aside in the Supreme Court’s decision to repudiate, nullify and revoke the fundamental Charter freedoms of Trinity Western University (TWU), its staff,...

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Ottawa Public Library sued for cancelling controversial documentary

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Ottawa Public Library sued for cancelling controversial documentary

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the Ottawa Public Library, on behalf of Madeline Weld and Valerie Thomas. This court application challenges the Library’s decision to cancel a private viewing of the documentary film “Killing Europe.”  This documentary discusses several social, political, and cultural topics relating to Europe. It includes footage of the documentary’s producer, Michael Hansen, interviewing various people to solicit their views and describe their experiences. This documentary was scheduled to be...

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds freedom of association in Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall ruling

Posted on May 31, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Supreme Court of Canada upholds freedom of association in Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall ruling

OTTAWA: The Supreme Court today released its ruling in the critical case of Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Randy Wall.  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) intervened in this case in support of the fundamental freedom of all Canadians to associate, or not associate, as they themselves deem best. “The Supreme Court’s ruling provides clarity to Canadians that neither courts nor governments can legally compel citizens to associate together unwillingly,” stated lawyer and Justice Centre president John Carpay. The...

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