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.
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.
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.
Baker et. al. v. Canada (Passports)
The Justice has filed a court application on behalf of Shelley Baker, Sonia Faye and Diane Smith, three Canadians whose passport applications were refused in violation of their Charter-protected right to leave the country. The normal processing of passports, even those sent by mail, have not been processed since March 19, 2020, when all Service Canada Centres and Passport Offices closed.
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.
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.
A.A. v. Simcoe Muskoka Child Services
A northern Ontario couple has filed a court application against Simcoe Muskoka Child, Youth and Family Services (“Child Services”) over its decision to reject their application to become foster parents. In November 2017, the couple “A.