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.
Beaudoin et al v. British Columbia and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
The Justice Centre has launched a constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court of BC on behalf of three churches and four individuals against restrictions on public protests and the prohibition of in-person worship services order by BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Spot Ads et al v. Municipal District of Foothills
In May 2019, the Justice Centre filed a court application challenging the constitutionality of an Alberta municipality’s bylaw which prohibits signs attached to the sides of transport truck trailers. The court application was filed on behalf of landowners and an advertising business, whom the Justice Centre is representing pro bono, against Foothills County, a rural county south of Calgary that has several major highways running through it.
Servatius v. School District 70 (Alberni)
In September of 2015, Candice Servatius received a letter from the principal of John Howitt Elementary School (JHES) in Port Alberni, BC, where her two children attend. The letter informed parents that JHES would be hosting a “Traditional Nuu-chah-nulth Classroom/Student Cleansing” performed by a “Nuu-chah-nulth Member” in the school’s classrooms.
Steven Duesing, Nicole Mathis, Blain Gowing, et. al. v. The Attorney General of Canada
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has filed two legal actions in the Federal Court of Canada, challenging two orders made by the Trudeau government that would force Canadian residents returning from travel outside the country, into a mandatory quarantine hotel at their own expense. The first order being challenged is the January 20, 2021 Order of the Minister of Health (Order in Council PC Number 2021-0011 ) that gives the government power to forcibly quarantine asymptomatic healthy Canadians in possession of a negative Antigen Covid test.
Province of Ontario v. Rulton
Health Rulton owns and operates a small business in London, Ontario called Spirituality in You Healing Center. The shop, located in East London and nestled among pawn shops and cheap motels, has a clientele that includes homeless and marginalized people.
Gateway Bible Baptist Church, Pembina Valley Baptist Church, et al. vs. Manitoba and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin
The Justice Centre has filed a legal action in the Court of Queen’s Bench challenging sections of The Public Health Act and Orders made by Manitoba’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, to end the violation of Manitobans’ Charter freedoms.
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.
Yaniv vs. Canada Galaxy Pageants
The Justice Centre represents Canada Galaxy Pageants, a beauty pageant for women and girls based in Toronto, Ontario, against a new human rights complaint made by serial complainant Jessica Yaniv. In October 2020, the Justice Centre has filed a response to allegations that Yaniv (also known as Jonathan Yaniv and as Jessica Simpson) was discriminated against by not being accepted as a contestant in the beauty pageant’s “28 Years and Older” division.