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Carpay: Catholicism seems to trouble Education Minister Eggen more than kids being exposed to pornography

Posted on Apr 21, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

Carpay: Catholicism seems to trouble Education Minister Eggen more than kids being exposed to pornography

Alberta’s Education Minister David Eggen claims to be “deeply concerned” about a pro-life presentation made in a Catholic school in Red Deer, which mentioned both abortion and the Holocaust. Yet Eggen does not seem to be deeply troubled by the sexually graphic material that was provided to K-12 children on his government-funded Alberta GSA Network website, developed by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) under the direction of his friend Kris Wells. Wells is the professional activist and propagandist who heads the ISMSS.  Wells’ thoughtful academic...

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Children taken away from foster parents unwilling to say Easter Bunny is real

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Children taken away from foster parents unwilling to say Easter Bunny is real

HAMILTON, ON: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that Derek and Frances Baars have filed a court application against The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CAS).  The court documents allege that CAS violated the Charter rights of the Baars by closing down their foster home because the couple refused to tell the girls in their care that the Easter Bunny is a real entity. In 2015, Derek and Frances Baars completed thorough training on foster parenting.  CAS completed a “homestudy”, which included numerous interviews and home visits over a period of...

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Justice Centre urges Committee to pass Bill S-217 (detention in custody) to ensure that judges can protect the public

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights this Tuesday, April 11, to present its recommendations regarding Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody). The Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager, Jay Cameron, will appear before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights between 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. in Centre Block, Room 237-C. Other witnesses include Cheryl Webster, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Anthony N. Doob, Professor, University of...

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Nova Scotia invites court action by refusing to reinstate Grabher licence plate

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates

Nova Scotia invites court action by refusing to reinstate Grabher licence plate

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms received written confirmation today from the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “Registrar”) that it will not reinstate the personalized licence plate of Dartmouth resident Lorne Grabher. The Justice Centre has confirmed it will proceed to file a court application for judicial review of the Registrar’s decision, to defend the constitutional freedom of Mr. Grabher.  This court application will be filed after Easter Monday, April 17. Lorne Grabher, of Dartmouth, NS, first purchased the personalized license plate as a gift for...

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Nova Scotia government urged to reinstate ‘GRABHER’ licence plate by April 6 or face legal action

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Nova Scotia government urged to reinstate ‘GRABHER’ licence plate by April 6 or face legal action

The Justice Centre has written to the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “Registrar”) requesting that it reinstate the personalized licence plate of Lorne Grabher, whose surname was deemed too “socially unacceptable” for the road. Lorne Grabher, of Dartmouth, NS, first purchased the personalized licence plate as a gift for his late father in 1991.  It has since become a source of family pride, spanning three generations – Grabher’s son has the family name on his own personalized Alberta license plate. Mr. Grabher received a letter dated December 9, 2016, from...

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Carpay: When it comes to sex and education, there is no “one-size-fits-all”

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

Carpay: When it comes to sex and education, there is no “one-size-fits-all”

Should governments decide your moral and religious beliefs?  Should government compel people to agree with one moral standard for sex?  These questions were raised by Alberta Education Minister David Eggen.  On March 23, he ordered two Edmonton-area Christian schools to comply with a law that forces all schools in Alberta (public, Catholic, independent, charter, etc.) to set up and maintain a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) upon the request of one student, regardless of what parents, teachers and principals want for their school. Section 16.1 of the School Act was sold to the public under...

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