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Foothills County Scrooges Cannot Remove Trailer Signs on Private Property, Rules Calgary Judge

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

Foothills County Scrooges Cannot Remove Trailer Signs on Private Property, Rules Calgary Judge

CALGARY:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) is pleased with today’s Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruling that prevents Foothills County grinches from removing signs on private property beginning on Christmas Eve. Justice Centre lawyers appeared before Justice Glen Poelman earlier today in Calgary to apply for an injunction against Foothills County. The injunction that has now been granted allows Spot Ads Inc., and Alberta landowners to keep personal signs on their private property attached to the sides of trailers, while a constitutional challenge is ongoing...

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Alberta County sued over Grinch-like plan to remove signs from private property on Christmas Eve

Posted on Dec 18, 2019 in Featured, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Alberta County sued over Grinch-like plan to remove signs from private property on Christmas Eve

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application seeking an injunction against Foothills County on behalf of Spot Ads Inc. and resident landowners who have Spot Ads and personal signs on their private property attached to the sides of trailers. The court application is needed to prevent the County from removing the signs while a constitutional challenge is ongoing against a County bylaw that violates free expression by prohibiting signs attached to the sides of trailers. In violation of the free expression and private property rights of...

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Forcing children to participate in spiritual ritual at the centre of BC court hearing

Posted on Nov 18, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Forcing children to participate in spiritual ritual at the centre of BC court hearing

NANAIMO:  This week, the Supreme Court of BC will hear the case of a mother who objected to her children being forced to participate in two supernatural rituals at their Port Alberni public school. In 2015, the school required children to participate in a ceremony whereby smoke from burning sage was fanned over the classroom’s children for purposes of cleansing their spirits of negative energy. Later in the school year, a prayer was offered at a mandatory student assembly. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) represents Candice Servatius in her action against School...

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BC Human Rights Tribunal declines to reconsider decision in favour of estheticians who refused to wax male genitalia

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Latest Updates, News Releases

BC Human Rights Tribunal declines to reconsider decision in favour of estheticians who refused to wax male genitalia

VANCOUVER:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is pleased to announce that the BC Human Rights Tribunal has declined to reconsider its October 22 ruling in favour of the right of home estheticians to refuse to handle male genitalia against their will. The Complainant, Jessica Yaniv, had sought reconsideration from the Tribunal on the grounds of contended factual errors, unfairness and alleged bias. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms represented five estheticians from diverse ethnic backgrounds who operated home-based business in the Vancouver area providing services...

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School sued for telling six-year-old girl that girls are not real

Posted on Nov 4, 2019 in Featured, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.jccf.ca) is representing a young girl (“NB”) and her mother in an application before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal against the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the child’s former teacher and the principal of the school. The family brought the claim for discrimination on the basis of gender identity, for teaching NB and her class there are no such things as girls or boys. NB identifies strongly as a girl. The amended application includes a claim for discrimination on the basis of sex, and notes the child’s rights to...

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Babysitter Drops Human Rights Complaint Against Single Dad

Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases

Babysitter Drops Human Rights Complaint Against Single Dad

EDMONTON: Two years after filing a human rights complaint against a single father who asked him his age and gender, babysitter James Cyrynowski has now dropped his human rights complaint against the Alberta dad. Cyrynowski’s decision to withdraw his complaint follows a written request by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf.ca) asking the Alberta Human Rights Commission to dismiss Cyrynowski’s complaint. The Human Rights Officer and the Northern Director both recommended that Cyrynowski’s complaint be dismissed. Cyrynowski made national headlines after filing...

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