Out of Court Victories

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Mary Stanko v. St. Catharines Public Library Board

Canada’s public libraries serve a critical function in a free and democratic society: providing all members of the public, regardless of financial status, with access to information (whether it be for education, news or entertainment) on nearly all topics and from numerous views.   In recognition of the important public function they serve, our public libraries are mandated under provincial legislation, taxpayer funded, and, like all government entities, subject to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Colette Schouten v. City of Calgary

Colette Schouten is a Calgary mother concerned about the lack of any laws in Canada protecting the unborn.   She wanted to raise awareness about abortion in Canada and sought to set up a public display, provided by the national awareness group We Need a Law.

Edmonton Pro-Life v. Edmonton Northlands

Northlands and Edmonton-Pro-Life (EPL) reached an agreement that allowed EPL to have a booth at the annual Klondike Days Festival in July 2017. This decision came following productive discussions between the parties to find an amicable resolution.

Parkland Right to Life v. City of Yorkton

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms requires that municipal governments neither “favour nor hinder any particular belief, and the same holds true for non-belief”: Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16, at para. 72.

Case Background

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is a government agency which uses social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, to “encourage communications between and the Agency. ”  The CTA repeatedly stated that it “is committed to an open and transparent dialogue with Canadians and welcomes a variety of perspectives and opinions.

C.D. and N.D. 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.

City of Calgary Withdraws Ticket Issued to Levi Almond

The Justice Centre is pleased that the City of Calgary has withdrawn a ticket issued to Levi Almond, who was peacefully exercising his freedom of expression near an LRT station. On May 8, 2019, a group of like-minded individuals were peacefully expressing their Christian beliefs on a public walkway near the Brentwood LRT station.

Gabor Lukacs v. Canadian Transportation Agency

The Justice Centre has been providing ongoing representation to air passenger rights advocate Dr. Gabor Lukacs, whose postings were being removed and/or hidden from the Canadian Transportation Agency's (CTA's) Facebook page.