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.
Weld v. Ottawa Public Library
On June 11, 2018, the Justice Centre filed an application for judicial review against the Ottawa Public Library on behalf of Madeline Weld and Valerie Thomas. The application challenged the Library’s decision to cancel a room rental for the purpose of viewing the documentary film “Killing Europe.
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 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.
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.
AB v. CD
The Justice Centre intervened in the case of AB v. CD, which was heard September 3-5, 2019 at the BC Court of Appeal.
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.