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.
Grace Chapel v. New Westminster
The Justice Centre has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia on behalf of a local church, after the City of New Westminster cancelled the church’s booking to host a conference at the City-owned Anvil Centre. Grace Chapel is a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, located in downtown New Westminster.
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.
BCM International v. Canada
A registered charity running summer camps for youth has filed court applications (1, 2) against the federal government after the charity’s applications for 2019 Canada Summer Jobs grants were denied. BCM (Canada) International runs Mount Traber Bible Camp & Retreat Centre located northeast of Halifax and Mill Stream Bible Camp & Retreat Centre, is located near Peterborough, Ontario.
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.
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.
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.
Troller v. Manitoba Public Insurance
The Justice Centre brought a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) on behalf of Winnipeg resident Nicholas Troller, whose personalized Star Trek licence plate was deemed “offensive” by MPI. MPI invites the public to express themselves on personalized licence plates.
Spence v. Manitoba Public Insurance
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf. ca) represented Bruce Spence, a Cree man living in Winnipeg, as he went to court to fight the decision of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) to revoke his personalized “NDN CAR” license plate because it “may be considered offensive.