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UBC capitulates to Antifa, refuses to reinstate Andy Ngo event

Posted on Jan 13, 2020 in Featured, Justice Update, 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 Featured, Justice Update, 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 Justice Update, 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 Featured, Justice Update, 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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Free speech victory as Court rules against University of Alberta $17,500 security fee

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 in Featured, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Free speech victory as Court rules against University of Alberta $17,500 security fee

EDMONTON:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) is pleased with the January 6, 2020 decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal, which rejects the University of Alberta’s imposition of a $17,500 security fee on UAlberta Pro-Life. Demanded by the University in 2016, this security fee had prevented the small student club from hosting educational displays on campus. Analysis of the decision is ongoing. The case arose in March of 2015, when the University of Alberta condoned the behaviour of a mob that physically obstructed a peaceful, stationary pro-life display on campus,...

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UBC faces legal action for canceling Andy Ngo event about Antifa violence

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

UBC faces legal action for canceling Andy Ngo event about Antifa violence

VANCOUVER, BC:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca) has issued a demand letter to the President of the University of British Columbia (“UBC”), warning that UBC will face legal action if it does not rescind its cancellation of a planned event featuring journalist Andy Ngo discussing Antifa violence. In November 2019, The Free Speech Club, a student group at 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...

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