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Speech codes, cancelled lectures, faculty censorship earn universities new F’s in 2017 Campus Freedom Index

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Speech codes, cancelled lectures, faculty censorship earn universities new F’s in 2017 Campus Freedom Index

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today released the 2017 Campus Freedom Index.  First published in 2011, the annual Campus Freedom Index provides students, parents, politicians, university administrators, and the public with data about the state of free speech on 60 Canadian public universities. The Campus Freedom Index grading methodology is found here.  Each university receives four letter grades: one for each of university policies, university practices, student union policies, and student union practices. Using...

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RELEASE – Canadian Transportation Agency warned to cease censorship of air passenger rights advocate

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has sent a warning letter to the Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”) which blocked and removed posts of an air passenger rights advocate from its public Facebook page.  In its letter, the Justice Centre requests that the Agency cease its unconstitutional censorship and change its Use of Social Media policy to properly respect Charter-protected freedom of expression. Dr. Gabor Lukacs and his Air Passenger Rights network are a group of citizens concerned that...

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Lorne Grabher in Court Wednesday September 6: GRABHER licence plate challenge to Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Lorne Grabher in Court Wednesday September 6: GRABHER licence plate challenge to Motor Vehicle Act Regulations

HALIFAX: Lorne Grabher, whose personalized GRABHER licence plate was deemed “socially unacceptable” by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles, will be in court on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 for the latest sally in Lorne Grabher v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles. The hearing will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Law Courts of Nova Scotia, 1815 Upper Water Street, Halifax, in courtroom 702.  Recent case developments include the filing of Mr. Grabher’s Affidavit and his intention to challenge the constitutionality of the Motor...

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RELEASE: Justice Centre granted intervenor status at Supreme Court of Canada in critical freedom of association case

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

RELEASE: Justice Centre granted intervenor status at Supreme Court of Canada in critical freedom of association case

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced it has been granted intervenor status in Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses & Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Randy Wall, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on November 2, 2017. Randy Wall became a Jehovah’s Witness (JW) in 1980, at the age of 20.  In 2014, he was disfellowshipped (expelled) after a local church committee determined that he was not sufficiently repentant for having...

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Resistance Not Futile: Star Trek Fan sues Manitoba Public Insurance for return of ASIMIL8 licence plate

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

NEWS RELEASE WINNIPEG: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) Centre today announced it has filed a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) on behalf of Winnipeg resident Nicholas Troller, whose personalized Star Trek licence plate was deemed “offensive” by MPI. Mr. Troller, an enthusiast of Star Trek, applied and paid the required fee to receive the personalized licence plate “ASIMIL8” in 2015.  MPI approved his application and issued the plate.  Mr. Troller installed the plate on his family...

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Manitoba Public Insurance refuses to reinstate Star Trek – themed licence plate, necessitating court action

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Manitoba Public Insurance refuses to reinstate Star Trek – themed licence plate, necessitating court action

WINNIPEG: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has confirmed it will proceed to file a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), after MPI refused to reinstate the personalized Star Trek-themed licence plate of Manitoba resident Nicholas Troller. Mr. Troller, an enthusiast of the Star Trek TV series, applied and paid the required fee to receive the personalized licence plate “ASIMIL8” in 2015.  Without objection or hesitation, MPI approved his application and issued the plate.  Mr. Troller...

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Carpay: CBC smear job reveals anti-Christian bias

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

On June 29, 2017, the Battle River School Division (BRSD) in Camrose, Alberta, informed Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) that the school will no longer continue as an alternative program within the public school system, effective July 2018. The dispute arose from a BRSD demand, confirmed in a May 27 email from BRSD chair Laurie Skori, that CCA not read or study “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.” Since 2009, CCA has served as one of Alberta’s many alternative programs within the public...

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

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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Edmonton Northlands denies K-Days booth to pro-life group after 15 years of inclusion

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

EDMONTON: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has made a formal request for Edmonton Northlands to reconsider its refusal to permit Edmonton Pro-Life (EPL) to have a booth at the 2017 K-Days festival, which takes place this year from July 21 – July 30. EPL has had a booth at K-Days for over 15 consecutive years, and never had difficulty registering.  On January 6, 2017, a Northlands “Exhibit Sales Specialist” informed EPL that EPL would no longer be permitted to have a booth at K-Days.  Northlands...

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Carpay: School Boards have no right to censor sacred texts

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

Carpay: School Boards have no right to censor sacred texts

Should Alberta’s religious schools be required to censor their own sacred texts, in order to conform with current popular beliefs and fashions? On May 27, the Battle River School Division, based in Camrose, ordered Cornerstone Christian Academy to refrain from reading or studying “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.”  Board Chairman Laurie Skori claimed that human rights legislation prevents religious schools from teaching what a child, or a parent, might find “offensive.” In making this...

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