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Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms v. Alberta

Bill 10, the Public Health (Emergency Powers) Amendment Act, 2020, is the controversial legislation Premier Jason Kenney’s UCP rammed through the legislature in 48 hours in the spring of 2020, which transferred broad law-making power to his Minister of Health Tyler Shandro. The grant of such power to one individual to amend any existing law as that sole individual sees fit is unprecedented in the history of Canada.

BCM International v. Canada

A registered charity running summer camps for youth 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.

Cyrynowski v. Danielle

The Justice Centre represented an Alberta mother who was facing a complaint before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for simply asking a potential babysitter whether he had kids. Danielle, whose surname is redacted to protect her family’s privacy, is an Edmonton mother of three young children.

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.

Andrew Lawton and True North Centre for Public Policy v. Canada (Leaders’ Debates Commission) and the Attorney General of Canada

The Justice Centre represented journalist Andrew Lawton and True North Centre for Public Policy (True North) as they continued their challenge of the federal Leaders’ Debates Commission’s last-minute decision to deny True North its media accreditation for the election debate in October of 2019. The Commission informed True North and Mr.

Aylmer Church of God v. Aylmer Police Service and Ontario

The Justice Centre represented the Aylmer Church of God and Pastor Henry Hildebrandt in a case against the Aylmer Police Service and the Ontario government for their infringement of the church members’ Charter-guaranteed freedom of peaceful assembly, and for clarification of what is permitted under emergency legislation. The Aylmer Police had threatened to fine the Church of God despite its use of strict “social distancing” measures to eliminate any discernible risk to public health during their drive-in-only church services beginning last Easter, during the province-wide hard lockdown.

City of Edmonton v. Malayko

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf. ca) is representing Dale Malayko, a life-long Edmonton resident and a retired firefighter who was ticketed for peacefully expressing his opinions on a public sidewalk.

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.