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U Alberta students challenge $17,500 fee in Court of Appeal, Wednesday, November 28

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

U Alberta students challenge $17,500 fee in Court of Appeal, Wednesday, November 28

The Justice Centre will appear before the Court of Appeal of Alberta in Edmonton on Wednesday November 28 on behalf of Amberlee Nicol, Cameron Wilson, and the student club UAlberta Pro-Life.  Their court application challenges the University of Alberta decision to impose a $17,500 “security fee” as a condition of peaceful expression on campus.  In the case of UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta, the students also challenge the University’s decision to condone violations of the Code of Student Behaviour directed against the pro-life club in March of 2015. This hearing will...

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Justice Centre granted intervener status to defend conscience rights for medical practitioners

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Justice Centre granted intervener status to defend conscience rights for medical practitioners

The Justice Centre has been granted leave to intervene at the Court of Appeal of Ontario, January 21 and 22, to defend the Charter rights of medical practitioners. The Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (“CMDS”) and others are challenging the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the “CPSO”) over CPSO policies that require medical practitioners to (1) provide “an effective referral” for medical procedures and services, even if those services conflict with a doctor’s conscientious or religious beliefs, and even to perform such services when “necessary to...

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RELEASE: Alberta Government again threatens to defund schools which do not remove religious content from school policies

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

RELEASE: Alberta Government again threatens to defund schools which do not remove religious content from school policies

Ministerial Order forces government’s “Safe and Caring” policies on independent schools that are non-compliant in Minister’s opinion Minister continues to refuse to explain his opinion The Justice Centre has responded to the Alberta Minister of Education’s Order to impose blanket government policies on schools who he has deemed non-compliant with section 45.1 of the Alberta School Act. The Order, issued this morning, imposes a policy of the Minister’s creation onto schools whose policies, in his opinion, are non-compliant with section 45.1 of the School Act. The Order...

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Statement from John Carpay

Posted on Nov 11, 2018 in Latest Updates, News Releases

Statement from John Carpay

Justice Centre president John Carpay issued a statement today regarding remarks he made at a conference in Calgary on November 10, 2018:   “At a conference organized by The Rebel in Calgary on November 10, I spoke for about 20 minutes about the nature and characteristics of totalitarianism, and the nature and characteristics of its opposite: the free society. It is my understanding that this presentation will be posted online very soon.  It should be viewed in its entirety. In speaking about the nature of the free society, and attacks on the free society, I referred in the same...

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University of Manitoba Students’ Union urged to reject censorship motion

Posted on Nov 5, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

University of Manitoba Students’ Union urged to reject censorship motion

The Justice Centre has sent letters to each member of the Board of Directors of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), urging them to reject a Motion to have the UMSU take sides in the divisive debate about abortion in Canada. This Motion, tabled on October 25th by current UMSU president Jakob Sanderson, calls on UMSU to endorse “[a] woman’s right to freedom of reproductive choice; and a woman’s right to be free from coercion or attempted coercion with respect to making reproductive choices.” The Motion further calls upon UMSU to oppose “[a]ny act of...

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“Lorne Grabher’s license plate is not offensive or dangerous,” states expert report

Posted on Oct 25, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

“Lorne Grabher’s license plate is not offensive or dangerous,” states expert report

The Justice Centre today announced the filing of an expert report by sex science writer and researcher Dr. Debra W. Soh, in the Lorne Grabher v Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles court action.  Lorne Grabher filed a court application against the Registrar in May of 2017 after it revoked his personalized “GRABHER” licence plate because it was deemed “socially unacceptable”. Dr. Soh writes for the Globe and Mail and Playboy Magazine, among other print, TV and online media, about the science of sex, politics, and culture, and holds a PhD in sexual neuroscience research from...

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