Out of Court Victories

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CD and ND v. Alberta Child and Family Services

Alberta Child and Family Services has backed down and reversed its denial of an Edmonton couple’s application to adopt children. The government had denied the application solely because of the couple’s religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

Spence v. Manitoba Public Insurance

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (jccf. ca) represented Bruce Spence, a Cree man living in Winnipeg, as he went to court to fight the decision of Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) to revoke his personalized “NDN CAR” license plate because it “may be considered offensive.

Manasek v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles (Alberta)

The Justice Centre represented Tomas Manasek, a Calgary man who filed a court application challenging the decision of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to deny him the personalized licence plate “FREE AB”. Mr.

Nipawin Apostolic Church v. Saskatchewan Health Authority

The Justice Centre issued a warning to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) in April 2020 for violating the Charter freedoms of members of the Nipawin Apostolic Church. The church had meticulously planned a drive-in Easter service for Sunday morning, in the same format as a drive-in movie, ensuring that social distancing would be observed.

Justice Centre v. University of Waterloo

The Justice Centre publicly challenged the president of the University of Waterloo, Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, to uphold free speech on campus when an invited speaker (MP Stephen Woodworth) had his March 2013 speaking engagement shut down by disruptive “protesters”, while campus security stood by and watched.

AMB at UBC v. UBC Vancouver AMS Student Society

The Justice Centre has sent a legal warning letter to the University of British Columbia Alma Mater Society (AMS) demanding that it reverse its decision to deny club recognition to the student group Advocacy for Men and Boys (AMB) after rejecting the group’s application on three separate occasions. AMB’s mandate seeks to “build a movement centered on raising awareness of issues affecting Men and Boys through public education through positive, non-violent activism for a healthier society.

Youth Protecting Youth v. University of Victoria

The Justice Centre has written a letter to the University of Victoria (UVic) requesting that UVic adhere to its policies in upholding the rule of law on campus and disciplining students that attempt to censor opinions they disagree with through vandalism. Youth Protecting Youth (YPY), a registered student club is “a group of undergraduate students from the University of Victoria who share a common love and respect for all human life, without regard for gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, level of development, or physical capabilities.

Murphy v. Vancouver Public Library

The Justice Centre sent a legal warning letter to the Vancouver Public Library, requesting that the Library cease its interference with freedom of expression by rescinding a security fee to a group of citizens who organized a public lecture by Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy.   Meghan Murphy is the founder and editor of Feminist Current, a popular Canadian feminist website.