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Allen v. Alberta

The Justice Centre sought leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada from the Alberta Court of Appeal decision in Allen v. Alberta, a constitutional challenge to the government’s health care monopoly and its painful waiting lists.

Toronto v. Fountas

Erik Fountas was peacefully expressing his beliefs on a public sidewalk when Toronto Police charged him with obstructing a street. Around noon on February 2, 2016, Erik Fountas and a colleague began expressing their opinions to members of the public in Toronto, near the corner of Yonge Street and Gould Street.

City of Edmonton v. Malayko (2016)

The Justice Centre has helped secure another victory for the rights of an Edmonton man to express his opinions peacefully on a public sidewalk. On June 3, 2016, “Dale” was peacefully speaking on a street corner in Edmonton when he was ticketed by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for allegedly “causing noise that disturbs peace to another” in violation of a bylaw.

Trinity Western University v. Law Society of British Columbia

The law societies of BC, Ontario and Nova Scotia have ruled against recognizing the law school of Trinity Western University (“TWU”), a private Evangelical Christian university in Langley, BC.   All other law societies in Canada have voted in favour of accepting TWU’s graduates.

AFDI v. City of Edmonton

The Justice Centre represented a non-profit human rights advocacy group in a court action against the City of Edmonton. The City cancelled bus advertisements that opposed the “honour killings” of women and girls, in response to complaints about the ads.

Edmonton v. Smeding

The Justice Centre has secured a victory for the rights of an Edmonton man to express his opinions peacefully on a public sidewalk. On the evening of May 20, 2016 Nehemia Smeding was peacefully expressing his opinions on a street corner in Edmonton, using a small amplifier, when he was ticketed by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) for “causing noise that disturbs peace to another” in violation of a bylaw.

Brandon University Students for Life v. Brandon University Students’ Union

Brandon University Students for Life is a campus student group at Brandon University focused on generating debate and discussion on campus regarding euthanasia, abortion, suicide and other life issues.   Students for Life has been active on campus since 2012, when it first sought student group status from the Brandon University Students’ Union (“BUSU”).

Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

The Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (NSBS) has refused to recognize  the law program of Trinity Western University (TWU), a private Evangelical Christian university in Langley, B. C.