Published Columns


Canadian universities must not stifle peaceful, unpopular expression
John Carpay, The Globe and Mail, January 15, 2020

Christianity is a Religion, but Aboriginal Spirituality is Merely Cultural?
John Carpay, The Epoch Times, January 14, 2020

Some tough questions about bans on ‘conversion therapy’
John Carpay, The Interim, January 10, 2020

B.C. Supreme Court allows schools to hold mandatory Indigenous smudging ceremonies
Barbara Kay, the Post Millenial, January 10, 2020


Campus Free Speech versus Antifa thugs: UBC must choose
John Carpay, the Post Millenial, January 6, 2019

WS Debates: Edmonton’s Conversion Therapy Ban
John Carpay, the Western Standard, December 17, 2019

Gender-Related Senate Bill Based on Ideology, Not Science
John Carpay, The Epoch Times, December 16, 2019

Ontario mother starts new project to fight radical trans ideology
Barbara Kay, The Post Millenial, December 10, 2019

Edmonton’s proposed ban on “conversion therapy” violates privacy and choice of adults
John Carpay, The Post Millenial, December 6, 2019

Should Schools ‘Cleanse the Spirits’ of Children?
John Carpay, The Epoch Times, December 2, 2019

Media’s reporting incredibly biased on B.C. Indigenous rituals in public schools case
John Carpay, The Post Millennial, November 20, 2019

B.C. court to rule on forcing children to participate in supernatural or religious rituals
John Carpay, The Post Millennial, November 15, 2019

Our freedoms are under assault by social justice mobs
Lisa Bildy, The Post Millennial, November 6, 2019

Embracing big government leads to violations of Charter freedoms
John Carpay, The Post Millennial, October 7, 2019

Once again, security fee censorship punishes the victim
John Carpay, The Post Millennial, October 7, 2019

Parliamentary Press Gallery has double standard on media “advocacy”
John Carpay, The Post Millennial, October 7, 2019

Killing Europe and killing politically incorrect expression
The Post Millennial, September 24, 2019

Yasmine Mohammed speaks on freedom, minority rights at UBC
The Post Millennial, September 19, 2019

Alberta Govt Repeals Law That Sneaked Schoolkids into LGBT Clubs without Parents’ Knowledge
John Carpay, LifeSite, September 14, 2019

An Alberta human-rights case over babysitting exposes a lack of common sense
The Globe and Mail, September 14, 2019

Victory for Alberta Children and Parents
John Carpay, The Interim, September 13, 2019

Consequences of Changing Genders Too Grave for BC Child to Comprehend
The Epoch Times, September 10, 2019

Victory for children and parents: Alberta repeals Bill 24
The Post Millennial, September 3, 2019

On self-identification, the law is inconsistent
The Post Millennial, August 22, 2019

B.C. court ruling against father in child hormone treatment case sets dangerous precedent
The Post Millennial, August 6, 2019

The World Is Watching Canada on ‘Manzilian’ Wax Case
The Epoch Times, July 30, 2019

As absurd as it is, the Jessica Yaniv case has serious implications
The Post Millennial, July 22, 2019

Mainstream media ignores the inconvenient truth of B.C. transgender male genitalia waxing case
The Post Millennial, July 12, 2019

The “human right” to compel women to wax male genitalia
The Post Millennial, June 27, 2019

Court action exposes GSAs as ideological clubs
John Carpay, The Interim, July 25, 2019

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate
 John Carpay, The Interim, June 17, 2019

Postmedia writer Christie Blatchford honoured with George Jonas Freedom Award
National Post, June 14, 2019

Saskatchewan court orders City of Prince Albert to pay $6,000 for denying pro-life group equal access to flag pole
The Post Millennial, June 14, 2019

Once again, identity politics trump rational debate
The Post Millennial, June 7, 2019

Now that Justin Trudeau has tasted ‘de-platforming’ directly, he should help stop it
Financial Post, June 5, 2019

Alberta universities should be beacons of free speech
Calgary Herald, May 29, 2019

Supreme Court Justices divided on defending Charter freedoms
The Post Millennial, May 28, 2019

Politicians, not Supreme Court Justices, need to engage with public
The Post Millennial, May 21, 2019

You have free speech, so long as you think the right thoughts
National Post, May 17, 2019

Quebec’s Bill 21 attacks freedom and tolerance
The Post Millennial, May 14, 2019

Alberta’s New Premier
John Carpay, The Interim, May 5, 2019

Not all judges created equal
John Carpay, The Interim, April 15, 2019

Ontario’s Bill 84 will silence legitimate political expression
The Post Millennial, April 23, 2019

Battle over parental rights continues after Alberta election
The Post Millennial, April 18, 2019

BC Human Rights ruling is an affront to a free society
The Post Millennial, April 12, 2019

Universities need to stop policing off-campus behaviour
National Post, March 15, 2019

Charter freedoms of public servants at stake in Newfoundland human rights case
The Post Millennial, March 12, 2019

University of Toronto supports left-wing speech, not free speech
The Post Millennial, March 4, 2019

Governments cannot discriminate
John Carpay, The Interim, February 18, 2019

Feelings vs. Freedoms
John Carpay, The Interim, February 18, 2019

Ending mandatory student union fees fair and just
The Post Millennial, February 16, 2019

Fate of free speech on campus uncertain
Toronto Sun, February 11, 2019

Democracy and justice depend on freedom and privacy rights
The Post Millennial, February 7, 2019

Progressive intolerance hurts the cause of diversity
The Post Millennial, January 19, 2019

Can a 14 year old girl decide on permanent infertility, facial hair and a male voice?
Post Millennial, January 11, 2019

Free speech trampled in the name of human rights
Post Millennial, January 1, 2019


Federal government abandons compelled speech in Canada Summer Jobs program
Post Millennial, December 15, 2018

On the anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Canada has room for improvement
Post Millennial, December 10, 2018

Twitter is not a neutral platform and Meghan Murphy has proven it
Post Millennial, November 30, 2018

The indispensable value of defending the speech you disagree with
Post Millennial, November 22, 2018

16 women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman’s male genitalia
Post Millennial, November 6, 2018

Security fees silence the left as well as the right
Post Millennial, October 25, 2018

David Eggen is bullying religious schools into dropping religious policies
Post Millennial, October 16, 2018

Keeping secrets from parents is wrong, except when it comes to GSAs
Post Millennial, September 27, 2018

Another grim year for campus free speech
National Post, September 19, 2018

The critics show that Ford’s policy on campus free speech is good
Post Millennial, September  13, 2018

Ontario starts the hard work of returning free speech to universities
National Post, September 5, 2018

Religious values part of society’s social fabric
Post Millennial, August 30, 2018

Wagner’s Progressive Court Rejects The Rule Of Law
Post Millennial, August 21, 2018

L’Etat, c’est nous
C2C Journal, July 13, 2018

Parental rights in education need not conflict with LGBTQ rights
Post Millennial, May 11, 2018

University of Alberta president supports free speech for Suzuki, not his own students
Post Millennial, May 4, 2018

Bubble-zone bill about suppressing ‘wrong’ opinions
Calgary Herald, April 21, 2018

Allowing corrupt foreign judgments into our courts: another sign Canada’s bad for business
Financial Post, April 18, 2018

Bill 24: Missing Common Sense and Putting Children In Danger
Post Millennial, April 10, 2018

The slippery slide away from freedom
Post Millennial, March 29, 2018

Court victory for foster parents to honour their own conscience
Post Millennial, March 15, 2018

The courts keep inventing new rights, turning the Charter on its head
National Post, February 28, 2018

Trudeau’s troubling insistence that charities take a side on abortion
Huffington Post, February 22, 2018

Trans lobby seeks to silence healthy debate
Post Millennial, February 10, 2018

Government sides with social justice warriors to trample constitutional freedoms
Post Millennial, January 24, 2018

Students take political correctness to court
Post Millennial, January 18, 2018

Rule of law means protecting minorities, not pandering to mobs
The Interim, January 12, 2018


McLachlin’s record on defending freedoms stands out
Brandon Sun, December 15, 2017

Cameron: Ontario lawyers now face their own free-speech battle
Ottawa Citizen, November 23, 20176

Universities must transcend the echo chambers
Montreal Gazette, October 31, 2017

Freedom of association includes the right to expel
The Interim, September 12, 2017

Canada Can Defend Against Terrorism Without Trampling On Our Freedoms
Huffington Post, August 11, 2017

Social justice warriors
The Interim, August 1, 2017

Resistance is not futile in defence of free expression
Winnipeg Sun, July 28, 2017

Free societies tolerate public expressions of faith, including Muslims praying in a park
National Post, July 19, 2017

Canadian universities are far too tolerant of obstructionist behaviour that shuts down free speech
National Post, June 13, 2017

Our free society depends on government neutrality in flag flying
Prince Albert Herald, May 9, 2017

Easter Bunny beliefs on trial in case against children’s aid
Hamilton Spectator, April 14, 2017

Universities Encourage Mob Censorship
Huffington Post, March 22, 2017

Why did Canadian courts even consider a case that a U.S. court originally ruled as corrupt?
Financial Post, February 21, 2017

Ideological Coercion Is Nothing To Be Proud About
Huffington Post, January 12, 2017

Try thoughtful debate on for size, because name-calling isn’t helping your cause
Calgary Sun, January 4, 2017


Sheltering law students from outrage not a step forward
Calgary Sun, December 27, 2016

Failing campus freedom
C2C Journal, December 5, 2016

The truth about Castro and Trudeau’s sickening indifference to reality
Winnipeg Sun, November 30, 2016

Forcing native smudging on Canadian school kids breaches the Charter
The Province, November 29, 2016

These Two-Faced Universities are Threatening Free Expression on Campus
Huffington Post, November 18, 2016

David Eggen’s homeschool closure unfair to parents
Edmonton Sun, October 28, 2016

Court upholds Edmonton’s double standard on bus ads
Edmonton Sun, October 19, 2016

Fighting back
The Interim, October 6, 2016

Defending the right to speak out against honour killings
National Post, August 13, 2016

Student unions must respect free speech, or pay in court
Brandon Sun, August 6, 2016

Complacency puts our liberty at risk
Calgary Sun, August 4, 2016

There’s no right not to be offended
National Post, July 28, 2016

The Road Back From Serfdom
C2C Journal, July 27, 2016

Court wrong to reject Trinity Western program accreditation
Toronto Sun, July 10, 2016

Mischaracterizing Faith As Hate Gets Us Nowhere
Huffington Post Canada, June 29, 2016

When it comes to standing up for gay rights, corporate outrage is rather selective
National Post, May 25, 2016

Free speech on campus will prevail despite Charter ruling
Vancouver Sun, May 13, 2016

Ryerson student union shows its intolerance
Toronto Sun, April 13, 2016

Blaming the victims of coercion
National Post, March 9, 2016

Who are the real bullies in Alberta?
Calgary Sun, March 5, 2016

Parliament, not student unions, should vote on boycotting Israel
Prince Arthur Herald, February 20, 2016

Assisted suicide: Parliament must let doctors practice with a clear conscience
Globe and Mail, February 5, 2016

Parents simply must have the final say
Calgary Sun, January 24, 2016

The NDP’s genderless utopia
Calgary Herald, January 16, 2016


Health monopoly plain unhealthy
Calgary Sun, November 19, 2015

Silencing Voices of the Nations in Yonge-Dundas Square is a “dagger in the heart of free expression”
Toronto Sun, November 7, 2015

On free speech, our universities get an ‘F’
National Post, October 31, 2015

Universities that Censor end up Paying in Court
Huffington Post, October 16, 2015

Rule of law at stake in court action against U of A
Edmonton Sun, October 14, 2015

Health care, and justice, denied
National Post, September 14, 2015

The Bar Association doesn’t speak for all
National Post, August 12, 2015

Why Alberta’s Law Society should drop Levant’s case
Globe and Mail, July 30, 2015

The Law Society of Upper Canada is Attacking Charter Freedoms
Huffington Post, August 5, 2015

A harsh blow against freedom of association
Globe and Mail, July 6, 2015

University of Alberta vs. free speech
National Post, June 29, 2015

The BC Law Society is the one breaching the Charter
The Province, June 19, 2015

Every voluntary association discriminates so why pick on Trinity Western?
Battlefords News Optimist, May 26, 2015

Nicholas McLeod v. Mount Royal University a simple matter of freedom
Calgary Sun, April 24, 2015

Get set for Loyola West
National Post, April 22, 2015

The law’s a sham
National Post, April 7, 2015

Prentice should honour fixed election law
Calgary Herald, April 2, 2015

Alberta’s Bill 10 leaves parents powerless in deciding their child’s education
Calgary Sun, March 24, 2015

Universities are buying ‘peace’ by condoning mob censorship
National Post, March 11, 2015

Imposing moral beliefs on children through a ‘one-size-fits-all’ curriculum
National Post, March 9, 2015

An attack on the conscience rights of physicians
National Post, February 20, 2015

Trinity Western ruling protects the freedoms of all Canadians
Globe and Mail, January 30, 2015


Fighting for free speech on campus National Post, December 2, 2014

Those F’s Don’t Stand for Freedom: Dalhousie ranks near bottom of 2014 Campus Freedom Index  The Dalhousie Gazette, October 10, 2014

Ban on Trinity Western law grads attacks freedom of association Globe and Mail, July 8, 2014

If you want birth control pills, go to a different doctor Calgary Herald, July 5, 2014

Parental rights under attack Calgary Sun, June 11, 2014

Religious schools have every legal right to enforce the tenets of their faith National Post, June 3, 2014

Discrimination not always same thing as bigotry Calgary Herald, May 29, 2014

Protect diversity in Alberta’s education system Calgary Herald, April 26, 2014

University of Calgary’s war on free speech National Post, April 22, 2014

Dal law profs use diversity as  slogan to demand conformity, The Chronicle Herald, March 5, 2014

New law school offers real diversity to students Calgary Herald, January 28, 2014


One-size-fits-all doesn’t suit education, Lethbridge Journal, November 30, 2013

School prayer an opportunity for compromise Calgary Herald, November 26, 2013

Highs and lows for freedom on campus National Post, October 9, 2013

A ban on private MRIs would hurt Albertans Calgary Herald, September 5, 2013

How the abolitionists won National Post, August 1, 2013

Breaking Alberta’s cruel health care monopoly National Post, July 23, 2013

Protecting unpopular views is key to freedom The Province, July 5, 2013

Putting a stop to mob rule on campuses Calgary Herald, July 4, 2013

Free speech integral to campus life Edmonton Journal, June 27, 2013

Free speech integral to campus life Vancouver Sun, June 24, 2013

Taking the free-speech campaign to the legislatures National Post, February 28, 2013

Working to stop student union censorship National Post, February 8, 2013

A free society tolerates a Christian law school Vancouver Sun, January 21, 2013

Archived Columns

Sask code limits free speech Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, December 7, 2012

Student group granted official club status after lawsuit threat Capko v Kwantlen National Post, December 6, 2012

Premier Redford should abide by pledge to defend our freedom of expression Edmonton Journal, December 4, 2012

Redford should restore right to free expression [PDF] Calgary Herald, December 2, 2012.

student union accused of censorship in Capko v Kwantlen National Post, November 27, 2012

Universities get failing grades on campus freedom National Post, November 5, 2012

It’s time the provinces were brought to account on health-care wait times [PDF] National Post, July 13, 2012.

All Canadians should be able to buy private health insurance [PDF] Globe and Mail, July 12, 2012.

Group seeks end to health-care ‘monopoly’ [PDF] Calgary Herald, July 11, 2012.

Patients deserve relief from growing wait times [PDF] Calgary Herald, July 11, 2012.

What are we waiting for? [PDF] Calgary Sun, July 11, 2012.

There’s no justice at the Supreme Court when good linguists beat good judges Globe and Mail, April 20, 2010

Alberta is more free thanks to court ruling Calgary Herald, December 10, 2009

Campus group wins big for free speech Calgary Herald, November 03, 2009

Quebec parents lose freedom to choose religious education Globe and Mail, May 11, 2009

Student union attack on free speech affects all Calgary Herald, February 12, 2009

Politicians at fault for assault on free speech Calgary Herald, September 27, 2008

No monopoly on truth National Post, September 2, 2008 

Dividing the catch National Post, July 22, 2008

The fight for a race-free BC fishery Globe and Mail, October 4, 2007

Canada’s wait care Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 4, 2007

Taking Ontario’s health care monopoly to court National Post, May 5, 2005

Taxpayers cheer Financial Post, January 17, 2007

Provinces fight to keep illegal tax Calgary Herald, June 20, 2006

Fredericton’s ill-gotten gains National Post, June 6, 2006

Activists should turn to courts Montreal Gazette, March 6, 2006

The case against the Nisga’a nation National Post, December 14, 2005