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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.

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Annette Lewis v. AHS, ABC Hospital, doctors who cannot be named

The Justice Centre represents Sheila Annette Lewis, who has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal condition. She brought an application in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench asking that the court uphold her Charter-protected right to conscience, bodily autonomy, and freedom to choose without coercion.

Michalski et. al v. McMaster University

The Justice Centre filed a judicial review against McMaster University’s decision to withdraw four McMaster students from their programs, for deciding against taking the Covid vaccine. Justice Centre lawyers represented four students, including two doctoral students, an MBA student at the DeGroote School of Business, and an Honours Biochemistry undergraduate student.

Dr. Francis Christian v. Saskatchewan Health Authority, the College of Medicine, et. al.

A Statement of Claim was filed on June 24, 2002, on behalf of Dr. Francis Christian, formerly a Clinical Professor of General Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and a now retired surgeon in Saskatoon.

Maxime Bernier v. Canada

The Federal Court has Ordered a date set for the trial of a legal challenge, brought by the Justice Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Maxime Bernier. The court date is set for September 19, 2022, and consolidates four separate cases, two of which have been brought by prominent Justice Centre former premier of Newfoundland-and-Labrador.

R v. Brad Carrigan

The Justice Centre represents Brad Carrigan, a Calgary man who organized and attended weekly freedom rallies against lockdowns throughout 2020 and 2021. On December 26, 2020, Mr.

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.

Grace Chapel v. New Westminster

The Justice Centre brought a legal action at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, on behalf of Grace Chapel, a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, located in downtown New Westminster, B. C.

Beaudoin et al v. British Columbia and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry

The Justice Centre has launched a constitutional challenge in the Supreme Court of BC on behalf of three churches and four individuals against restrictions on public protests and the prohibition of in-person worship services order by BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.