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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.

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.

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.

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.

Edmonton v. Warren

On a Friday evening in July, 2015, Warren, age 53, was peacefully expressing his views on an Edmonton street corner when a police officer stopped him and issued him a ticket for “disturb the peace of another individual. ” A woman had filed a complaint against the expression, claiming it was loud and specifically complaining about its religious contents.

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.

BC Civil Liberties Association v. University of Victoria

The Justice Centre intervened in the B. C.

Troller v. Manitoba Public Insurance

The Justice Centre brought a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) on behalf of Winnipeg resident Nicholas Troller, whose personalized Star Trek licence plate was deemed “offensive” by MPI. MPI invites the public to express themselves on personalized licence plates.