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RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

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

RELEASE: Parents and schools to launch court challenge to constitutionality of Alberta’s Bill 24

CALGARY: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that it will represent a number of parents, independent schools and other stakeholders in a court challenge to the constitutionality of Bill 24, if this legislation is passed by the Legislative Assembly. A summary of the legal analysis can be found here. The identity of the parties bringing this constitutional challenge will be revealed in early 2018, when court papers are filed. Bill 24, An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, introduced on November 2, 2017,...

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Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Grabher affidavit exposes Nova Scotia government hypocrisy in licence plate court battle

Lorne Grabher, whose personalized ‘GRABHER’ licence plate was deemed “socially unacceptable” by the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Registrar), has filed his Affidavit with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in preparation for the hearing of Lorne Grabher v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Lorne Grabher first purchased the personalized license plate as a gift for his late father in or around 1990.  It became an expression of family pride spanning three generations – Mr. Grabher’s son has the family name on his own...

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NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

NEWS RELEASE: Prince Albert, SK sued over censorship of pro-life flag

PRINCE ALBERT, SK: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the City of Prince Albert, seeking a reversal of the City’s rejection of the Prince Albert Right to Life Association’s (“PARLA”) application to continue with its annual raising of a pro-life flag. PARLA is a non-profit organization, comprised of Prince Albert and area residents, which seeks to promote the sanctity of life at all stages of development.  PARLA’s work includes hosting Pro-Life events such as...

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RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

RELEASE: Christian couple rejected as adoptive parents, due to religious beliefs

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application  against Alberta Child and Family Services on behalf of an Edmonton couple whose application to adopt children was denied due to their religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. The married couple, who are referred to in filed court documents as “C.D” and “N.D.,” have no children of their own and are currently unable to conceive due to medical complications.  N.D. was adopted at birth himself, and C.D. was keen to adopt an older child, as she...

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‘Safety and security’ is the battle cry of the new fascists

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

In Canada today, if you want to shut down the conference, rally or speaking engagement of someone whose opinion you disagree with, all you need to do to is accuse your opponent of being far right, racist, fascist, white supremacist, Islamophobic, or homophobic. The accusations need not be true, as long as they are shocking and loathsome. Hurling these kinds of accusations will arouse the local “Antifa” (anti-fascist) mob to organize a counter-protest, which just might lead to violence. As soon as violence becomes even a mere possibility,...

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VIDEO: John Carpay on Parental Rights in Education

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

VIDEO: John Carpay on Parental Rights in Education

Parents have a prior right to choose how they educate their children. What does this mean in practice? Justice Centre president John Carpay discusses the important legal foundations of parental rights in education in this new video:

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Brandon University Student Union renews bully tactics against pro-life group, bans posters

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

Brandon University Student Union renews bully tactics against pro-life group, bans posters

BRANDON, MB: Just a year after students at Brandon University in Manitoba regained the right to participate in student life again after having their student group status revoked by their student union, the student group Brandon University Students for Life (SFL) is facing renewed censorship and hostility from the Brandon University Student Union (BUSU) after the union refused to permit SFL to poster. On October 17, 2017, SFL submitted a poster to BUSU in order to post it in the Knowles Douglas Student Union Centre.  The poster contains two...

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VIDEO: John Carpay on the Law Society of Upper Canada

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

VIDEO: John Carpay on the Law Society of Upper Canada

Lawyers in Ontario are now required to support equality, diversity and inclusion. What’s wrong with that? Justice Centre president John Carpay explains the danger of government bodies forcing belief.  

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VIDEO: John Carpay on Trinity Western University

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, Videos | 0 comments

VIDEO: John Carpay on Trinity Western University

Can provincial law societies ban law graduates of a private Christian Evangelical university from practicing law? John Carpay discusses the implications of three court actions involving Trinity Western University and provincial law societies in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario on Charter rights. Watch the video below!   <iframe width=”422″ height=”240″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/0nDePnjELdg?ecver=1″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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RELEASE: Student group appealing after judge rules in favour of the University of Alberta charging $17,500 security fee

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

RELEASE: Student group appealing after judge rules in favour of the University of Alberta charging $17,500 security fee

EDMONTON: Amberlee Nicol and the student group UAlberta Pro-Life announced today that they will appeal the ruling of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in the case UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta.  The ruling, filed October 11, 2017, upheld the decision of the University of Alberta to impose a $17,500 “security fee” as a condition for the campus club UAlberta Pro-Life to set up a stationary display on campus. The judge further upheld the University’s decision to condone violations of the Code of Student Behaviour...

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