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R. v. Lefebvre

The Justice Centre represented Patrick Lefebvre, an Edmonton resident who was physically detained and ticketed $1,200 for “contravening section 73(1) of the Public Health Act”, while peacefully expressing himself at the Alberta Legislature grounds on the afternoon of May 2, 2020. Mr.

R. v. Tipper

The Justice Centre represented Patrick Tipper, an Edmonton man that was detained by Alberta Sheriffs and ticketed during a peaceful rally at the Alberta Legislature grounds. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 10, 2020 approximately 50 people attended the Edmonton Legislature grounds to rally and express their views regarding various issues, such as the recent gun ban imposed by the federal government and the current lockdown measures imposed by the Alberta Government.

R v. Teichroew

The Justice Centre represented Cory Teichroew, after the Edmonton man was detained and handcuffed by Alberta Sheriffs and ticketed during a peaceful rally at the Alberta Legislature grounds. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 10, 2020 approximately 50 people attended the Edmonton Legislature grounds to peacefully rally and express their views regarding various issues, such as the recent gun ban imposed by the federal government and the current lockdown measures imposed by the Alberta Government.

Yaniv v. Various Waxing Salons

Well-known complainant Jessica Yaniv (also now known as Jessica Simpson) dropped two complaints against Vancouver beauty salons in September 2020. Yaniv, who was born a biological male, but now self-identifies as a female, filed complaints against She Point Beauty Studio and Top Touch, both Vancouver esthetics salons run by women of immigrant background earlier in 2019.

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.

PT et al v. Alberta

The Justice Centre launched a court application on behalf of a coalition of parents and independent schools, challenging the constitutionality of School Act provisions added by Bill 24, ‘An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances’. This court application asked the court to strike down provisions of Bill 24 on the basis that they violate the rights of parents and schools protected by section 2(a), 2(b), 2(d) and 7 rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the “Charter”) and the Alberta Bill of Rights.

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.

Kisilowsky v. Manitoba

The Justice Centre represented Kevin Kisilowsky who was stripped of his license to perform marriages by the Government of Manitoba because his religious beliefs preclude him from performing same-sex ceremonies. Kevin Kisilowsky was a biker, and involved in a lifestyle of drugs and alcohol prior to becoming a Christian.