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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.

Andersons v. Canada

Update:  A procedural court decision ended this case. Background:  The Justice Centre has filed a court application against the federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Patty Hajdu, on behalf of a small, family owned-business providing agricultural irrigation services in southern Alberta.

Kisilowsky v. Manitoba

The Justice Centre represented a former Manitoba Marriage Commissioner, Kevin Kisilowsky, who lost his licence to perform marriages after he indicated that, based on his religious beliefs, he was unable to perform same-sex ceremonies. Apart from Mr.

Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada

On July 2, 2015, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to refuse to recognize the law program of Trinity Western University (TWU), a private Evangelical Christian university in Langley, B. C.

Poyer v. JY (BC Human Rights Tribunal)

British Columbia esthetician Shelah Poyer and her boyfriend Jeremy Paradis were subjected to a Human Rights complaint for Ms. Poyer's refusal to perform a Brazilian waxing service on a biological male now identifying as a woman.

UTM Students for Life v. University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union

The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) refused to renew the club status of Students for Life for the 2015-16 year, effectively barring the student group from using the student centre and accessing student union resources.   As a result, in September of 2015, Students for Life could not join other campus clubs in setting up a table during clubs’ week—a key event for recruiting new members.

R v. Booyink

In 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a very clear judgment in support of free expression in the public areas of airports, in Committee for the Commonwealth of Canada v. Canada, 1 SCR 139.

Derek and Frances Baars v. Hamilton Children’s Aid Society

In 2015, Derek and Frances Baars completed thorough training on foster parenting.   CAS completed a “homestudy”, which included numerous interviews and home visits over a period of several months.