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

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

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...

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B.C. court to rule on forcing children to participate in supernatural rituals

Posted by on Nov 16, 2019 in Featured, Justice Update, Uncategorized | 0 comments

B.C. court to rule on forcing children to participate in supernatural rituals

BY JOHN CARPAY Public schools in British Columbia are not complying with court rulings, because children are required to participate in supernatural or religious rituals and spiritual practices in the classroom. For most of Canada’s history, children in public schools have recited the Lord’s Prayer, while children in Catholic schools recited the Our Father, the same prayer. The “public” schools were, in fact, Protestant schools, inculcating the general principles of non-Catholic Christianity. In recent decades, following trends in...

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

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Featured, Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

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...

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Leader’s Debate Commission Bans Rebel and TNI

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Justice Update | 0 comments

John Carpay, The Post Millennial, October 6, 2019 The Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery has rejected the applications of both Rebel News and True North News to attend and report on the Monday October 7 political party leaders’ election debate. Collin Lafrance, Chief of the Press Gallery Secretariat, has excluded both organizations because they are “actively involved in advocacy.” If Mr. Lafrance is correct in his assessment of True North and Rebel News, then these two media outlets would fit in well with many of the Press Gallery’s...

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Killing Europe and Killing Politically Incorrect Expression

Posted by on Oct 30, 2019 in Justice Update, Uncategorized | 0 comments

John Carpay, The Post Millenial, September 24, 2019   On September 16, 2019, the Ontario Divisional Court declared that it had no jurisdiction to hear the claim of Valerie Thomas Price and Madeline Weld against the Ottawa Public Library. In November 2017, the Ottawa Public Library cancelled a room-booking for the showing of the documentary “Killing Europe.” Killing Europe is about the 1.3 million migrants who came to Europe in 2015, of whom 73% are male; the 2015 Copenhagen shootings; the Organization for Islamic Cooperation pushing...

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Babysitter Drops Human Rights Complaint Against Single Dad

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

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...

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Justice Centre to appeal court ruling upholding Library’s censorship of documentary film

Posted by on Oct 9, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Justice Centre to appeal court ruling upholding Library’s censorship of documentary film

OTTAWA:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that Madeline Weld will appeal the September 16 Divisional Court ruling in Weld v. Ottawa Public Library. The Notice of Motion for leave to appeal at the Ontario Court of Appeal has been filed. The Justice Centre represents Ms. Weld and Valerie Price Thomas in their challenge to the Ottawa Public Library’s last-minute cancellation of a private viewing of the documentary film, “Killing Europe”.  The showing of the film was initially approved by library...

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City of Edmonton sued over cancellation of lighting of the High Level Bridge

Posted by on Oct 8, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

City of Edmonton sued over cancellation of lighting of the High Level Bridge

 The Justice Centre has filed a court application on behalf of the Alberta March for Life Association (AMLA) and Jerry Pasternak against the City of Edmonton over its decision to cancel a scheduled lighting of the High Level Bridge in colours chosen by AMLA. Operated by the City of Edmonton, the High Level Bridge is outfitted with 60,000 programmable lights, lit every day in the morning and evening. Through the “Light the Bridge” program, the City permits and invites members of the public and community groups to request the Bridge be lit...

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Babysitter’s human rights complaint against Alberta parents may be dismissed

Posted by on Oct 4, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Babysitter’s human rights complaint against Alberta parents may be dismissed

The Justice Centre announced today that the Northern Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission has issued letters (1, 2) recommending that 30-year-old babysitter James Cyrynowski’s complaints against two Edmonton area parents be dismissed as “there is no reasonable basis to proceed”. This recommendation follows previous reports (1, 2) from the Human Rights Officer which also recommended that the complaints be dismissed, stating: The position in question requires caring for a young and vulnerable child within a private...

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Justice Centre urges Mohawk College to rescind security fees for Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier event

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Justice Centre urges Mohawk College to rescind security fees for Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier event

The Justice Centre has written to the President of Mohawk College to rescind the imposition of “security fees” on the organizers of an event occurring at the College’s Fennel Campus this weekend involving Dave Rubin and Maxime Bernier. “Freedom of expression is not merely an aspiration or ideal; it is the lifeblood of liberal democracies and the cornerstone of higher education. There should be no greater celebration of, and protection for, freedom of expression, including the expression of minority or unpopular viewpoints, than at...

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