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.
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.
Grandel v. Saskatchewan
The Justice Centre has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two anti-lockdown protesters who were ticketed for attending peaceful outdoor protests that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit. On December 19, 2020, these individuals participated in a peaceful protest at the Vimy Memorial in Kiwanis Park in Saskatoon, against the Government’s lockdown measures.
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.
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.
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.