Justice Updates

Physician’s conscience should trump patient demands, argues Justice Centre

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

TORONTO: The Justice Centre will intervene at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Tuesday June 13 through June 15, in support of the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (“CMDS”) Application against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (the “CPSO”) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The CPSO has adopted policies that require doctors to assist patients who want to commit suicide, and other medical services such as abortion, even if those services conflict with a doctor’s conscience or religious...

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Alberta School Board censors Bible verses: meeting Thursday June 15

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

CAMROSE, ALBERTA: The Battle River School Division (BRSD) based in Camrose has ordered Cornerstone Christian Academy (CCA) to refrain from reading or studying “any scripture that could be considered offensive to particular individuals.” The school board trustees meet this Thursday June 15 in Camrose (5402 48A Ave), starting at 9:00 a.m.  In the afternoon, trustees will consider finalizing their decision to demand that this Christian school refrain from teaching Bible verses that trustees or others might consider “offensive”. In...

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RELEASE: University of Alberta in court to defend mob censorship, June 8 and 9

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

RELEASE: University of Alberta in court to defend mob censorship, June 8 and 9

Edmonton: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will appear before the Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton today and tomorrow on behalf of Amberlee Nicol, Cameron Wilson, and the student club UAlberta Pro-Life.  Their court application challenges the University of Alberta decision to impose a $17,500 “security fee” as a condition for the campus club to set up a stationary display on campus.  This court application, UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta, also challenges the University’s decision to condone...

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Star Trek “ASIMIL8” licence plate may trigger court action against Manitoba government

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

WINNIPEG: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced it has written a demand letter to Manitoba Public Insurance (“MPI”), which took away the Star Trek-themed personalized licence plate of Nicholas Troller based on accusations of it being “offensive”. 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. MPI approved his application and issued the plate. Mr. Troller installed the plate on his family vehicle,...

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Carpay: Catholicism seems to trouble Education Minister Eggen more than kids being exposed to pornography

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

Carpay: Catholicism seems to trouble Education Minister Eggen more than kids being exposed to pornography

Alberta’s Education Minister David Eggen claims to be “deeply concerned” about a pro-life presentation made in a Catholic school in Red Deer, which mentioned both abortion and the Holocaust. Yet Eggen does not seem to be deeply troubled by the sexually graphic material that was provided to K-12 children on his government-funded Alberta GSA Network website, developed by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) under the direction of his friend Kris Wells. Wells is the professional activist and propagandist who heads...

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Children taken away from foster parents unwilling to say Easter Bunny is real

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

Children taken away from foster parents unwilling to say Easter Bunny is real

HAMILTON, ON: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) today announced that Derek and Frances Baars have filed a court application against The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CAS).  The court documents allege that CAS violated the Charter rights of the Baars by closing down their foster home because the couple refused to tell the girls in their care that the Easter Bunny is a real entity. In 2015, Derek and Frances Baars completed thorough training on foster parenting.  CAS completed a “homestudy”, which included...

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Justice Centre urges Committee to pass Bill S-217 (detention in custody) to ensure that judges can protect the public

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights this Tuesday, April 11, to present its recommendations regarding Bill S-217, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody). The Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager, Jay Cameron, will appear before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights between 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. in Centre Block, Room 237-C. Other witnesses include Cheryl Webster, Associate Professor, University of...

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Lorne Grabher v Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates | 0 comments

Lorne Grabher v Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles

In an effort to raise awareness about this case, and to support our legal defence of Mr. Grabher, the Justice Centre is selling ‘GRABHER’ bumper stickers. Buy your sticker and show your support for free speech, today! The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has filed a court application against the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “Registrar”) after it refused to reinstate the personalized licence plate of Dartmouth, NS pensioner Lorne Grabher, whose surname was deemed too “socially unacceptable” for...

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Nova Scotia government urged to reinstate ‘GRABHER’ licence plate by April 6 or face legal action

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

Nova Scotia government urged to reinstate ‘GRABHER’ licence plate by April 6 or face legal action

The Justice Centre has written to the Nova Scotia Registrar of Motor Vehicles (the “Registrar”) requesting that it reinstate the personalized licence plate of Lorne Grabher, whose surname was deemed too “socially unacceptable” for the road. Lorne Grabher, of Dartmouth, NS, first purchased the personalized licence plate as a gift for his late father in 1991.  It has since become a source of family pride, spanning three generations – Grabher’s son has the family name on his own personalized Alberta license plate. Mr. Grabher...

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Carpay: When it comes to sex and education, there is no “one-size-fits-all”

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

Carpay: When it comes to sex and education, there is no “one-size-fits-all”

Should governments decide your moral and religious beliefs?  Should government compel people to agree with one moral standard for sex?  These questions were raised by Alberta Education Minister David Eggen.  On March 23, he ordered two Edmonton-area Christian schools to comply with a law that forces all schools in Alberta (public, Catholic, independent, charter, etc.) to set up and maintain a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) upon the request of one student, regardless of what parents, teachers and principals want for their school. Section 16.1...

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