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.
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.
Weld v. Ottawa Public Library
On June 11, 2018, the Justice Centre filed an application for judicial review against the Ottawa Public Library on behalf of Madeline Weld and Valerie Thomas. The application challenged the Library’s decision to cancel a room rental for the purpose of viewing the documentary film “Killing Europe.
UAlberta Pro-Life v. University of Alberta
On January 11, 2016, UAlberta Pro-Life applied for University authorization to set up a stationary educational display on campus on February 23 and 24, 2016. On February 12, only eleven days prior to the scheduled event, the University of Alberta notified the students that they would need to pay $17,500 in “security fees” to proceed with their peaceful educational display.
Cameron Wilson et al. v. University of Calgary
Since 2006, University of Calgary pro-life students have set up a controversial display on campus numerous times, usually four days per year (two days in the spring and two days in the fall). In 2006 and 2007, the University of Calgary (U of C) posted its own signs near the display, stating that this expression was protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Cyrynowski v. Todd
The Justice Centre wrote to the Alberta Human Rights Commission on behalf of Alberta resident, Todd, who was facing a formal Complaint under the Alberta Human Rights Act, for having asked about the age and gender of a potential babysitter for his young children. Todd is a single father with two sons, who were ages 5 and 8 at the time.