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.
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.
PARLA v. Prince Albert
The City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan maintained a courtesy flag pole in Memorial Square at City Hall and permitted groups or organizations to fly the flag “to help increase public awareness of their programs and activities. ” The City of Prince Albert regularly granted applications to use the courtesy flag pole, and issues proclamations in support of various causes, including Falun Dafa, hunger awareness, naturopathic medicine, national public works, paramedics services, motorcycle awareness, occupational health and safety, LGBT Pride, gender diversity, transgenderism, literacy, seniors and Saskatchewan Ukrainians.
Cyrynowski v. Danielle
UPDATE : October 4, 2019 A month after the Justice Centre sent its letter, both the investigating Human Rights Officer and the Northern Director for the Alberta Human Rights Commission recommended that the Cyrynowski complaint be dismissed. The decision whether to grant the Justice Centre’s request and follow the recommendations to dismiss Cyrynowski’s complaint against Danielle is now before the Director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
AMLA et al v. City of Edmonton
The Justice Centre has 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.
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.
The Free Speech Club v. UBC
In November 2019, The Free Speech Club, a student group at University of British Columbia (UBC), organized an event entitled “Understanding ANTIFA Violence” featuring Andy Ngo at UBC’s Robson Square campus, to take place on January 29, 2020. Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” is a loosely organized coalition of left-wing activists and self-described communist anarchists who use direct action, including vandalism, physical violence, threats, cyber attacks, and blockades, often to shut down events or protest opinions they oppose.
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.
Gillies v. Bluewater District School Board
The Justice Centre has filed an application for Judicial Review in the Divisional Court in Ontario on behalf of Dr. Ann Gillies against the Bluewater District School Board for its breach of her constitutionally protected freedom of expression.