The Justice Centre is uniquely positioned to represent Canadians who have faced shocking and stressful intrusions on their freedom. Most Canadians cannot afford to pay for proper legal representation to defend their freedoms when violated by governments and by governmental authorities. As a public interest, non-partisan law firm and registered charity, the Justice Centre provides legal representation free of charge to protect the constitutional freedoms of all Canadians. Since our founding in 2010, we have secured more than 30 court victories and out-of-court settlements.
AMLA et al v. City of Edmonton
The Justice Centre 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.
Grabher v. Nova Scotia
The Justice Centre 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 the road. Lorne Grabher is a retired senior citizen in his 70s, who was formerly a prison guard.
City of Edmonton v. Malayko
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf. ca) is representing Dale Malayko, a life-long Edmonton resident and a retired firefighter who was ticketed for peacefully expressing his opinions on a public sidewalk.
N.B. v. Ottawa Carleton District School Board
The Justice Centre is representing a young girl (“NB”) and her mother in an application before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. The family brought a claim for discrimination on the basis of gender identity against the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, the child’s former teacher and the principal of the school, for teaching NB and other school children that there are no such things as girls or boys.
Spot Ads et al v. Municipal District of Foothills
In May 2019, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf. ca) filed a court application challenging the constitutionality of an Alberta municipality’s bylaw which prohibits signs attached to the sides of transport truck trailers.
Grace Chapel v. New Westminster
The Justice Centre has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of a local church, after the City of New Westminster cancelled the church’s booking to host a conference at the City-owned Anvil Centre. Grace Chapel is a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, located in downtown New Westminster.
Andrew Lawton and True North Centre for Public Policy v. Canada (Leaders’ Debates Commission) and the Attorney General of Canada
The Justice Centre represents journalist Andrew Lawton and True North Centre for Public Policy (True North) as they continue their challenge of the federal Leaders’ Debates Commission’s last-minute decision to deny True North its media accreditation for the election debate last October. The Commission informed True North and Mr.
BCM International v. Canada
A registered charity running summer camps for youth has filed court applications against the federal government after the charity’s applications for a 2019 Canada Summer Jobs grants was denied. BCM (Canada) International runs Mill Stream Bible Camp & Retreat Centre, located near Peterborough, Ontario.