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Justice Centre Seeking Senior Litigation Counsel

Posted on Jan 17, 2020 in Columns, Featured, Latest Updates

The Justice Centre, based in Calgary, seeks to expand its legal team by hiring a senior lawyer with a minimum of 15 years of litigation experience, to work on constitutional files in support of Charter section 2 fundamental freedoms. The successful candidate does not necessarily need to have experience in constitutional law but should have considerable litigation experience. The successful candidate will be genuinely passionate about the preservation of a free society through the defense of constitutional rights, and would ideally have some experience in administrative law. The successful...

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The Free Speech Club v. UBC

Posted on Jan 17, 2020 in Active Cases, Featured, Latest Updates

In November 2019, The Free Speech Club, a student group at University of British Columbia (UBC), organized an event entitled “Understanding ANTIFA Violence” featuring Andy Ngo at UBC’s Robson Square campus, to take place on January 29, 2020. Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loosely organized coalition of left-wing activists and self-described communist anarchists who use direct action, including vandalism, physical violence, threats, cyber attacks, and blockades, often to shut down events or protest opinions they oppose. Antifa protestors typically dress in black and wear...

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UBC capitulates to Antifa, refuses to reinstate Andy Ngo event

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Columns, Featured, Latest Updates, News Releases

UBC capitulates to Antifa, refuses to reinstate Andy Ngo event

VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca) is proceeding with legal action against the University of British Columbia for refusing to rescind its cancellation of a planned campus event, featuring Andy Ngo on the topic of Antifa violence. The Free Speech Club and UBC entered into a contract on November 25, 2019 to hold the event, and the club paid the required booking deposit. The UBC Executive unilaterally cancelled the event in December 2019, stating in an email shortly before Christmas that this was necessary due to concerns “about the safety and security of...

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BC Appeal Court in part overturns lower court ruling which infringed free speech of father of transgender child

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in Columns, Featured, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

BC Appeal Court in part overturns lower court ruling which infringed free speech of father of transgender child

VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) is reviewing the January 10, 2020 decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in the case of a father who is deeply concerned with his minor female-born child undergoing controversial gender transition treatments. In part, the Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court ruling which limited what the father could say regarding his child’s transition, including to third party persons. The now 15-year old child involved in the case was born female, but with the mother’s support decided to proceed with testosterone...

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Court rules smudging ritual in classroom to cleanse children’s spirits is “cultural” not religious

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Columns, Latest Updates, News Releases

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) is disappointed with the January 8, 2020 Supreme Court of BC decision that allows schools to require children to participate in religious or spiritual rituals, despite parental objections to the explicitly religious aspect of “cleansing” the spirits of children. In 2015, a Port Alberni school required children to participate in a smudging ceremony whereby smoke from burning sage was fanned over the classroom, furniture and space occupied by the children. In a letter to parents, the school claimed that this ritual took place for the...

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Yaniv targets another East Indian beauty salon in new waxing complaint

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Columns, Featured, Latest Updates, News Releases

Yaniv targets another East Indian beauty salon in new waxing complaint

VANCOUVER:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) has been retained to defend Vancouver esthetic salon She Point Beauty Studio against a new human rights complaint from serial complainant Jessica Yaniv. Yaniv has male genitalia and was born a biological male, but now self-identifies as female. In 2018, Yaniv approached 14 or more esthetic salons in the greater Vancouver area requesting a “Brazilian” bikini wax, which is the waxing of the female genital area. Yaniv claimed the right to the service based on self-identification as a woman. When the estheticians refused...

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