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Poyer v. JY (BC Human Rights Tribunal)

British Columbia esthetician Shelah Poyer and her boyfriend Jeremy Paradis were subjected to a Human Rights complaint for Ms. Poyer's refusal to perform a Brazilian waxing service on a biological male now identifying as a woman.

Nicholas Mcleod v. Mount Royal University

From 2013 to 2015, The Justice Centre represented Nicholas McLeod in his claim against Mount Royal University (“MRU”) in Calgary.   In February 2013, Nicholas was peacefully distributing pro-life literature in a building on campus when confronted by MRU security guard Jeff Beddome, who ordered Nicholas to stop immediately, because Beddome considered the literature to be “offensive.

Calgary v. Reicher

In December 2015, Peter Reicher was standing by the entrance to a Calgary CTrain station handing out postcards which invited people to attend his church’s free New Year’s concert. Despite the fact that Mr.

Derek and Frances Baars v. Hamilton Children’s Aid Society

In 2015, Derek and Frances Baars completed thorough training on foster parenting.   CAS completed a “homestudy”, which included numerous interviews and home visits over a period of several months.

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.