The Brandon Langhjelm Memorial Essay Contest

2021 Essay Contest Question

Should citizens who refuse to get vaccinated have the same rights and freedoms as those who do get vaccinated?

2021 essay contest winners

1st Place - Soren Lock 

Essay Title: The Promise Of Freedom

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2nd Place - Name withheld on request

Essay Title: The Constitutionality of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Passports.

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3rd Place - Gabriel Taranger 

Essay Title: The Solution or the Problem? An Analysis of Vaccine Passports.

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About the Brandon Langhjelm Memorial Essay Contest

In November, 2021, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms announced the Brandon Langhjelm Memorial Essay Contest The Justice Centre sadly said goodbye to lawyer Brandon Langhjelm on October 25, 2021.

Despite being born with a significant disability, a connective tissue disorder called Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Brandon graduated with a B.A. degree in History and later went on to obtain his law degree. He began working for the Justice Centre in 2018 and recently won his most significant court case in 2020, where he challenged the decision of the City of New Westminster to cancel an ethnic church’s youth conference because the City did not like one of the speakers.

Brandon was making court appearances on behalf of the Justice Centre until September 2021, when he was hospitalized and diagnosed with stage four cancer.

Brandon faced life’s greatest challenge—just like he had faced and overcome other lesser challenges in his life—with courage, conviction and trust in God.

2020 Essay Contest Question

Which government-mandated lockdown measures are justifiable, which are not, and why?

2020 essay contest winners