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RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

Posted on Nov 14, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that it will represent a number of parents, independent schools and other stakeholders in a court challenge to the constitutionality of Bill 24, if this legislation is passed by the Legislative Assembly. A summary of the legal analysis can be found here. The identity of the parties bringing this constitutional challenge will be revealed in early 2018, when court papers are filed. Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, introduced on November 2, 2017, amends the Alberta School Act by, inter...

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Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Lorne Grabher, whose personalized ‘GRABHER’ licence plate was deemed “socially unacceptable” by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Registrar), has filed his Affidavit with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in preparation for the hearing of Lorne Grabher v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Lorne Grabher first purchased the personalized license plate as a gift for his late father in or around 1990.  It became an expression of family pride spanning three generations – Mr. Grabher’s son has the family name on his own personalized license plate in another province.  Mr....

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NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

PRINCE ALBERT, SK: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the City of Prince Albert, seeking a reversal of the City’s rejection of the Prince Albert Right to Life Association’s (“PARLA”) application to continue with its annual raising of a pro-life flag. PARLA is a non-profit organization, comprised of Prince Albert and area residents, which seeks to promote the sanctity of life at all stages of development.  PARLA’s work includes hosting Pro-Life events such as “Celebrate Life Week” and “Life Chain”, as well as...

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RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

Posted on Nov 7, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application  against Alberta Child and Family Services on behalf of an Edmonton couple whose application to adopt children was denied due to their religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. The married couple, who are referred to in filed court documents as “C.D” and “N.D.,” have no children of their own and are currently unable to conceive due to medical complications.  N.D. was adopted at birth himself, and C.D. was keen to adopt an older child, as she explains in her filed Affidavit: “My heart has...

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RELEASE: City of Yorkton reverses censorship, proclaims “Respect for Life” week

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: City of Yorkton reverses censorship, proclaims “Respect for Life” week

YORKTON, SK: The City of Yorkton has proclaimed the week of October 29 – November 4, 2017 as “Respect for Life Week,” as had been initially requested by Parkland Right to Life this past September. The proclamation, issued October 30, 2017, is a reversal of the City’s position.  This follows a formal request from the Justice Centre that the City of Yorkton reverse its rejection of Parkland Right to Life’s proclamation application. This case arose on September 5, 2017, when the President of Parkland Right for Life, Ted Deneschuk, requested to appear before Yorkton City Council...

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RELEASE: Student Federation of the University of Ottawa on notice to reverse denial of club status to student group by November 3

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Student Federation of the University of Ottawa on notice to reverse denial of club status to student group by November 3

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has written to the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) to demand that it reverse its decision to revoke club status from uOttawa Students for Life (SFL).   SFL requested club status in the fall semester and received an email on Friday, October 13, 2017, notifying SFL that it had been approved as a club by the SFUO.  However, one week later, on Friday, October 20, 2017, SFL received an email from the SFUO stating that SFL had been removed from the SFUO Clubs System. The email stated that the decision to...

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