Justice Updates

‘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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RELEASE: City of Yorkton, SK challenged to stop censoring “Right for Life” week

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

YORKTON, SK: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) has made a formal request for the City of Yorkton to reverse its rejection of Parkland Right for Life’s application to have a “Right for Life” week. On September 5, 2017, the President of Parkland Right for Life, Ted Deneschuk requested to appear before Yorkton City Council and provide oral submissions in support of an application to have the City proclaim the week of October 1-7, 2017 as “Right for Life” week. On September 6, 2017, City officials informed Mr....

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Justice Centre appears before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to testify re: Charter impact of M-103

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Justice Update, Latest Updates, News Releases | 0 comments

OTTAWA: The Justice Centre will appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Wednesday, September 27, to explain the potential impact of Bill M-103 (“Systemic racism and religious discrimination”) on Charter rights. The Justice Centre’s Litigation Manager, Jay Cameron, will appear before the Standing Committee between 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. in the Wellington Building, room 415.  Other witnesses include Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, Canadian Council of Imams, Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and...

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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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UPDATE: Canadian Transporation Agency agrees to cease its censorship of Gabor Lukacs

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

On behalf of air passenger rights advocate Dr. Gabor Lukacs, the Justice Centre sent a warning letter to the Canadian Transportation Agency on September 13, 2017, requesting that the Agency cease its unconstitutional censorship and change its Use of Social Media policy to properly respect Charter-protected freedom of expression. The Justice Centre’s letter explains that the CTA’s censorship of Dr. Lukacs is unlawful, as the CTA is a government body and is required to respect freedom of expression, guaranteed under section 2(b) of...

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