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 legal organization 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.
Maione and Mills v. Ontario (Chief Medical Officer of Health and Minister of Long-Term Care)
The Justice Centre filed a judicial review application in Divisional Court against the Ontario government on August 20, 2020, on behalf of Mafalda Maione and Barbara Mills, both elderly residents of long-term care homes, and their daughters who are their caregivers. The lawsuit claims that the government infringed their Charter rights to life, liberty and security of the person, and asks the court to review the government’s decision to keep family and private caregivers locked out of long-term care homes.
Yaniv v. 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.
Heights Baptist Church, Northside Baptist Church et al. v. 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.
Gateway Bible Baptist Church, Pembina Valley Baptist Church, et al. v. 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.
Hoffe v. BC College of Physicians and Surgeons
The Justice Centre represents Dr. Charles Hoffe, a rural physician from Lytton, British Columbia, who is under investigation by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the Interior Health Authority for allegedly promoting “vaccine hesitancy.
David v. Canada
David works for a contractor of the Federal Government that performs vehicle safety systems testing in Quebec. On October 12, 2021, the federal government released a policy statement requiring all employees of federal contractors who access government workplaces to be fully vaccinated by November 15, 2021.
Achen, Grobler, Jomha, May v. Alberta Health Services
The Justice Centre filed a Statement of Claim and Injunction Application at the Court of Queen’s Bench on December 8, 2021, on behalf of four Alberta physicians. The doctors are facing termination, restrictions, and disciplinary action for standing against Alberta Health Service’s (“AHS”) Vaccine Mandate.
Honourable Brian Peckford, Nikkanen, Baigent et al. v. Minister of Transport and Canada
The Justice Centre filed a lawsuit in Federal Court on January 26, 2022 seeking to strike down the federal government’s mandatory Covid-19 vaccine requirements for air travellers. The court action is on behalf of several Canadians from across Canada whose Charter rights and freedoms have been infringed.