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Even with the current situation around the world with COVID-19, our staff, lawyers and paralegals continue to work hard from home offices to defend the constitutional freedoms of Canadians from coast to coast.

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Columns & Reports – COVID-19


April 14, 2020 – Alberta’s Bill 10 is an affront to the rule of law By John Carpay, The National Post

April 10, 2020The cost of the coronavirus cure could be deadlier than the disease – By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

April 7, 2020Analysis of Part 3 of Alberta’s Public Health Act: (Communicable Diseases and Public Health Emergencies)  – By John Carpay

April 5, 2020 Canadian coronavirus prediction models must be transparent  – By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

Mar 31st, 2020 Careful, crises are an ideal time for the state to grab powers: we’re already seeing it in Canada – By Justice Centre board member Bruce Pardy, The Financial Post

March 20, 2020 Justice dismantled as restrictions placed on court systems – By staff lawyer Lisa Bildy, The Post Millenial

Columns & Reports – COVID-19


April 14, 2020 – Alberta’s Bill 10 is an affront to the rule of law By John Carpay, The National Post

April 10, 2020The cost of the coronavirus cure could be deadlier than the disease – By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

April 7, 2020Analysis of Part 3 of Alberta’s Public Health Act: (Communicable Diseases and Public Health Emergencies)  – By John Carpay

April 5, 2020 Canadian coronavirus prediction models must be transparent  – By John Carpay, The Post Millenial

Mar 31st, 2020 Careful, crises are an ideal time for the state to grab powers: we’re already seeing it in Canada – By Justice Centre board member Bruce Pardy, The Financial Post

March 20, 2020 Justice dismantled as restrictions placed on court systems – By staff lawyer Lisa Bildy, The Post Millenial

COVID-19 Related Podcasts

Why are mask laws being brought in now, after we’ve flattened the curve, and after the pandemic has turned out to be far less deadly than originally projected? We talk about this and other COVID-19 matters. Also, the Albertan John provides a short report on his holiday to British Columbia during which, he’s happy to say, his vehicle did not get vandalized by those who believe people should stay home during the pandemic.

We talk about The Justice Centre’s Charter Analysis on British Columbia’s COVID-19 response and also about the province’s health officer Bonnie Henry who has become something of a media star.

This episode leads off with a discussion about the Charter freedom implications of mandatory mask policies. Later, John explains how the Law Society of Alberta disregards the Charter freedoms of Leighton Grey, a lawyer who’s been cancel-cultured because he criticized Black Lives Matter.

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