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.
Steven Duesing, Nicole Mathis, Blain Gowing, et. al. v. The Attorney General of Canada
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms filed two legal actions in the Federal Court of Canada, challenging two orders made by the Trudeau government that would force Canadian residents returning from travel outside the country, into a mandatory quarantine hotel at their own expense. The first order being challenged is the January 20, 2021 Order of the Minister of Health (Order in Council PC Number 2021-0011 ) that gives the government power to forcibly quarantine asymptomatic healthy Canadians in possession of a negative Antigen Covid test.
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.
Yaniv vs. 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.
Maione and Mills vs. 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.
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.
Spot Ads et al v. Municipal District of Foothills
In May 2019, the Justice Centre filed a court application challenging the constitutionality of an Alberta municipality’s bylaw which prohibits signs attached to the sides of transport truck trailers. The court application was filed on behalf of landowners and an advertising business, whom the Justice Centre is representing pro bono, against Foothills County, a rural county south of Calgary that has several major highways running through it.
BC College of Nurses and Midwives v. Amy Hamm
The Justice Centre is defending Amy Hamm, a Vancouver-area nurse, in an investigation by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), after complaints were filed against her because of her “gender critical” views and her sponsorship of an advertising billboard expressing support for famed children’s author, J. K.
Grandel v. Saskatchewan
The Justice Centre has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two anti-lockdown protesters who were ticketed for attending peaceful outdoor protests that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit. On December 19, 2020, these individuals participated in a peaceful protest at the Vimy Memorial in Kiwanis Park in Saskatoon, against the Government’s lockdown measures.