Out of Court Victories

Click here to see our active cases

Click here to see our concluded cases


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Voices of the Nations v. Toronto

In October 2015, the City of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) Board of Management denied Voices Of The Nations (VOTN) its right to continue using Yonge-Dundas Square for its annual musical festival.


Staff Fellowship Group v. Red River College

In the summer of 2014, the Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba abruptly cancelled the volunteer chaplaincy program which had been serving RRC students and faculty since 1995.


Citizens v. City of Nanimo

In May 2014, Nanaimo’s City Councillors voted (almost unanimously) to cancel the “Leadercast” video conference, that had been approved to take place in city-owned facilities, and which included many high-profile speakers (e.g. South African Bishop Desmond Tutu; former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush).


Trent Lifeline v. Trent Central Students Association

In January of 2013, the Trent Central Students Association (“TCSA”) refused to register Trent Lifeline as a campus club.


Kwantlen Student Association v. Free Expression on Campus

In December 2012, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) agreed, upon threat of legal action by JCCF, to register the campus pro-life club Protectores Vitae (Protectors of Life), as described further below.


JCCF v. University of Waterloo

The JCCF 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.


Students for a Culture of Life v. University of Manitoba Students’ Union

In October 2013, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) was actively and publicly planning to ban the Students for a Culture of Life (SCL) club, because UMSU had received complaints from students who disagreed with the opinions and beliefs that SCL expressed.


Queen’s Students for Liberty v. Queen’s University

Queen’s University approved the setting up of a free speech wall on campus from Tuesday April 2 through to Friday, April 5, 2013.


Students for Life v. University of Lethbridge

In response to a display on campus set up by the University of Lethbridge Students for Life in October 2013, the University’s president, Dr. Mike Mahon, threatened that future displays would be censored by relegating them to out-of-the-way places.


Students for Life v. Brandon University Student Union

At the start of the 2012-13 school year, the Brandon University Student Union (BUSU) told the Students for Life club that they would not be welcome on campus.


SFU Lifelink v. Simon Fraser University

In early February, 2013, the Simon Fraser University (SFU) campus club Life Link booked space for an educational display, securing designated space on campus several weeks prior to the event.


Protectores Vitae v. Kwantlen Student Association

The JCCF secured a victory for campus free speech at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C.  In the fall of 2012, the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) denied first-year student Oliver Capko and other students the right to start a campus pro-life club (Protectores Vitae), on grounds that the student union was officially pro-choice, and therefore required all campus clubs to adhere to that position.


Lifeline v. University of British Columbia

The UBC campus club Lifeline has had to overcome many challenges since it tried to set up its first anti-abortion display on campus in 1999. 


Do you have a case? If your constitutional freedoms have been violated by government or government entities, complete this form and a member of our legal team will follow up about your case.