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Victory for Charter freedoms as federal government abandons compelled speech in Canada Summer Jobs attestation

Posted on Dec 10, 2018 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

On December 7, the federal government abandoned its 2018 requirement that applicants for Canada Summer Jobs funding express their support for the Government’s position on “reproductive rights” by attesting to the following statement:Both the job and my organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, and the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or...

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After agreeing not to censor the Bible, Alberta school board terminates agreement with Christian school

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized

After agreeing not to censor the Bible, Alberta school board terminates agreement with Christian school

CAMROSE, AB: The Battle River School Division (BRSD) in Camrose has decided to terminate its agreement with the Cornerstone Christian Academy Society (CCA), after BRSD tried unsuccessfully to impose a confidentiality agreement on the Society.  This June 29 decision came just days after BRSD and CCA developed a joint statement in which BRSD agreed to not censor the use of the Bible at CCA. On May 27, 2017, the BRSD confirmed its directive to CCA that “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals should not be read or studied in school,” and suggested...

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RELEASE: University of Alberta in court to defend mob censorship, June 8 and 9

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

RELEASE: University of Alberta in court to defend mob censorship, June 8 and 9

Edmonton: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will appear before the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton today and tomorrow 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 for the campus club to set up a stationary display on campus.  This court application, UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta, also challenges the University’s decision to condone violations of the Code of Student Behaviour directed...

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John Carpay discusses parental rights in education in Calgary, April 21

Posted on May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

John Carpay spoke to more than 100 Albertans in Calgary April 21, to discuss parental rights in education in the context of issues of sexual identity. In this presentation, John explains the legal, constitutional and philosophical basis for parental rights, and provides information on the actions parents can take to defend their rightful role as the caregivers and educators of their children. Click here to watch John’s...

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Celebrating Five Years: JCCF anniversary event Oct. 5

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, Uncategorized

Celebrating Five Years: JCCF anniversary event Oct. 5

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms cordially invites you to celebrate its fifth anniversary with guest speaker Dr. John Robson Join the JCCF’s staff, board and supporters as we celebrate five years of defending the constitutional freedoms of Canadians, and look ahead to the future. This event takes place Monday October 5, 2015, at the Manning Centre in Calgary.  Reception starts at 6:30; presentations at 7:30. Space is limited.  Only 50 tickets are available for this anniversary event. Tickets are $50 per person and include parking, a beverage and hors d’oeuvres. ...

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JCCF defends freedom of association for Trinity Western in Ontario, granted intervener status in BC, seeks to intervene again in Nova Scotia appeal

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, Uncategorized

JCCF defends freedom of association for Trinity Western in Ontario, granted intervener status in BC, seeks to intervene again in Nova Scotia appeal

JCCF defends freedom of association for Trinity Western in Ontario, granted intervener status in BC, seeks to intervene again in Nova Scotia appeal The JCCF has been granted intervener status in three different court actions which will impact the freedom of all Canadians to create, join and maintain the voluntary associations of their own choosing. On Tuesday, June 2, the JCCF presented oral argument in defence of freedom of association in Toronto, in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada.  Toronto lawyer and JCCF Board member Daniel Santoro argued before a three-judge...

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