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.
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.
Heights Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church et al. vs. Alberta and The Chief Medical Officer of Health
The Justice Centre has filed a court challenge to Orders made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and select unconstitutional sections of the Public Health Act, to end the violation of Albertans’ Charter freedoms. The Justice Centre is representing two Alberta churches and two individuals alongside Alberta lawyer Jeffrey Rath who represents another individual.
Justice Centre v. Alberta Government
The Justice Centre has filed a legal challenge to Bill 10, the Alberta Public Health (Emergency Powers) Amendment Act, 2020. The United Conservative Party used its majority to pass Bill 10, on April 2, 2020, in under 48 hours, with only 21 out of 87 elected MLAs present and voting on the final reading.
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.
Grace Chapel v. New Westminster
The Justice Centre brought a legal action at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, on behalf of Grace Chapel, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, located in downtown New Westminster, B. C.
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.
Steven Duesing, Nicole Mathis, Blain Gowing, et. al. v. The Attorney General of Canada
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms 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.
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.