Podcasts

Our Podcasts:

Providing insights about the law and the fight for freedom.

  • Justice with John Podcasts

    John Carpay, founder and president of The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, talks about the issues--legal, political and cultural--that concern him most. With facilitator and producer Kevin Steel, each week John will bring you up to date on the latest significant issues and legal cases, as well as provide insights about the law and the fight for freedom in our Justice with John podcasts. https://justicewithjohn.buzzsprout.com/

  • Guest Podcasts

    Podcasts where members of the JCCF team are featured guests.

S03E38
Fixing the Freedom Deficit

Justice with John

As the country enters into an unofficial period of post-Covid reflection, we ask ourselves what needs to be done to educate Canadians on the rights and freedoms that were so cavalierly dismissed over the last two years. Then, John goes over a couple of new Charter cases the Justice Centre is taking on, both of which involve politicians and municipal governments.

S03E37
Covid Situation in Saskatchewan

Justice with John

Kevin is joined this week by Saskatchewan-based Justice Centre lawyer Andre Memauri. They discuss the sad news from last week about Carol Pearce, a Saskatoon woman who died in a Shoppers Drug Mart seven minutes after receiving a Covid booster. Andre then gives his perspective on a few of his cases; the Seneca College vaccine mandate challenge, the lawsuit of Dr. Francis Christian, and the case against Saskatchewan's limits on public gatherings during the pandemic.

S03E36
Following the (Political) Science

Justice with John

We go through a Toronto Star article about a federal government leak (or trial balloon) about possibly ending the Covid mandates and testing at the border. Then we discuss a victory for Canadian workers who were refused EI when they declined the Covid jab. We also take a few moments--with the Bernier et al trial in Saskatchewan as the backdrop--to remind everyone about the summer of 2020 when the powers that be gave some protestors a pass when it came to following the law, while they nailed others with fines and charges.

S03E35
A "Less Relevant" Charter?

Justice with John

We start with some thoughts on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Then we discuss the notion, circulating among some MSM opinion writers, that the Charter will become "less relevant" if the CAQ is re-elected in Quebec because Legault will continue to invoke the notwithstanding clause. Where have they been for the last two-and-a-half years while the Charter has been trampled by federal and provincial governments with their Covid responses? John then analyzes PM Trudeau's threats that more lockdowns are coming this winter if Canadians don't get the booster.

S03E34
Outsourcing Abuse

Justice with John

We begin by asking if Canadians have any protection against governments outsourcing rights violations to private companies. In the second half, John gives us a preview of an upcoming Justice Centre report which highlights the recent data on excess deaths and vaccination side effects, exposing that the Government responses to Covid caused more harm than good.

S03E33
An Odd But Welcome Win

Justice with John

The Crown stayed 49 charges against seven Freedom Convoy protestors represented by the Justice Centre, but the reason they gave seems a bit strange; they couldn't produce the notes of the arresting officers. Also, we discuss the new Charter challenge against the ArriveCAN app, and the recent application to get Deena Hinshaw back in the witness chair in the Alberta lockdown case.

S03E32
Canada's Travel Ban Trial

Justice with John

Justice Centre lawyer Eva Chipiuk joins Kevin to describe some of the more interesting points in the case challenging the federal vaccine travel mandates. This is a consolidation of four different cases, and after an intense few months of questioning witnesses and experts, the lawyers have just filed 14,000 pages of testimony and evidence.

S03E31
A Dinner Date with Freedom

Justice with John


Kevin opens with his impressions of the Justice Centre's George Jonas Freedom Award dinner in Calgary on Aug 11, and then John gives his views on the same event, from a different angle, as host and someone who attended all three award dinners this year, in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. Then we have a discussion of some of the main points made in Brian Peckford's keynote address at that dinner, which dovetails into a talk about the status of his court case against the travel bans. And all this, of course, leads to our final topic, the issue of digital IDs.

S03E30
"We Continue to Follow the Science"

Justice with John


After John gives us an update on the Aug 11 Justice Centre Award dinner in Calgary (99% chance Tamara Lich will attend), we key off a Rupa Subramanya article--about the government having no science to support their travel bans--to discuss some of the procedural issues in the Covid court challenges. This includes attempts by governments to have cases declared "moot." John then turns his attention to the University of Toronto which is reinstating a vaccine mandate. We "follow the science" the UofT links to in support of their mandate, a website called "This is our shot, Canada."

S03E29
Tamara Released Again

Justice with John


John reads (without commentary) sections of the recent court ruling ordering Tamara Lich released from jail (where she has spent a total of seven weeks), overturning a poorly reasoned ruling by a Justice of the Peace. Then we talk about an upcoming Justice Centre report--working title "Canada's Road to Beijing"--about the horrors of China's social credit system and efforts to introduce far more government surveillance control in Canada.

S03E28
The Art of the Injunction

Justice with John


After we say a few brief words about the Dutch Farmers' Protest, we move on to a story about New Zealand suffering high numbers of Covid infections; it appears that some of the harshest lockdowns in the world only managed to postpone (and not prevent) Covid deaths. Then John takes us through the recent Alberta Appeals Court ruling that struck down the conviction of Pastor Art Pawlowski who had been improperly arrested, confined and fined by authorities misusing a court injunction.

S03E27
A Sad and Appalling Outcome

Justice with John


Kevin opens the show with a column about Tamara Lich, written by Karen Selick. We then discuss a disturbing Alberta court ruling that patients can be denied life-saving medical treatment if they refuse to take the Covid vaccine.

S03E26
Freedom in Quebec

Justice with John

Lawyer Samuel Bachand joins Kevin for a discussion about Justice Centre activity in Quebec. Sam started with the Justice Centre as primary counsel in the middle of the Freedom Convoy; so he hit the ground running and there's a lot to talk about. We discuss Tamara Lich's unjust rearrest and Samuel gives his perspective on how Quebecers differ from the ROC (Rest of Canada) regarding rights and freedoms, and what they share.

S03E25
Dobbs v. Roe

Justice with John


John takes a look at the US Supreme Court's Dobbs decision which struck down Roe v Wade. It has some interesting sections on 'stare decisis' (precedent), judicial hubris, and what is referred to in the judgment as "raw judicial power." We then comment on a couple of Justice Centre cases out of Saskatchewan; one in which a complaint against a law student for holding incorrect opinions is withdrawn, and another in which a doctor is suing for wrongful dismissal for expressing incorrect opinions about vaccines for children.

S03E24
Keeping the Heat On

Justice with John


The federal government has merely suspended its vaccine mandates for travellers, and these measures can be re-imposed at any time without warning. John explains why the Justice Centre will press on with court challenges against these mandates. He then describes the good time he had at the Justice Centre's George Jonas Freedom Award dinner in Toronto on June 16th. And we discuss two new court cases; one in which a retired teacher was kicked out of a public school board meeting for raising concerns about inappropriate sexual material aimed at children, and another where EI benefits are being denied to those who lost their jobs over refusing to take the Covid shots.

S03E23
Supremely Political Things

Justice with John


We discuss the politicization of the judicial system in light of recent remarks regarding judicial independence by Canada Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner. This is followed by a closer examination of two recent Supreme Court rulings, one regarding concurrent sentences for multiple murders, and another about diminished capacity for violent crimes.

S03E22
In Support of Academic Freedom

Justice with John


The Justice Centre has filed a brief with the Quebec government in support of Bill 32, which will require universities to respect academic freedom. John refutes the arguments made by academics who oppose the legislation. We then discuss the June 6 and 7 appeal in B.C.'s "smudging" case concerning children who were forced by their public school to undergo a religious ceremony in the classroom.

S03E21
Tamara's Partial Bail Victory

Justice with John


We give an update on Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich's bail hearing by diving into the judge's ruling, which John sees as a mixed bag of victories and defeats. We then turn to John's latest column in The Post Millennial on Bill C-11, an Epoch Times story on Canada's PM calling on security agencies to tackle "extremism" (free speech) on the internet (to keep us safe, of course). Finally we discuss the potential expansion of the World Health Organization's pandemic powers.

S03E20
Tamara's Award on Trial

Justice with John


We discuss Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich's recent bail hearing in which the federal crown accused her of violating her bail conditions by agreeing to accept the 2022 George Jonas Freedom Award. John then goes through his recent presentation to a federal committee examining the proposed law to criminalize Holocaust denial.

Justice with John


We take a look at some of the recent recommendations from an expert panel that is now advising the federal government on how to craft legislation to regulate the internet. Then John brings us up to date on many of the Justice Centre's current cases including; dropped tickets in excess of $100,000 in B.C., a new lawsuit against the military's vaccine mandate, and a student filing a human rights complaint against his polytechnic for their refusal to recognize his vaccine religious exemption.

Justice with John


We take a look at the Rolling Thunder biker protest in Ottawa this past weekend, paying particular attention to the emotional exaggerations of Ottawa’s police chief prior to this event. Then we review some recent Justice Centre developments such as Covid tickets dropped in Saskatchewan, the injunction against protesters dropped in Calgary, and a recent ruling in the Alberta lockdown challenge that cabinet privilege will not be extended to the chief medical officer.

Justice with John


We talk about the upcoming 2022 George Jonas Freedom Award, with dinner events in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary. After announcing this year's winner, John explains the origin of the award and why he seeks to honour the memory and legacy of the late George Jonas. We also get into John's early analysis of the Online Streaming Act, and finish up by describing an out-of-court victory, with the University of Ottawa dumping its mandatory Covid vaccination policy.

Justice with John


John examines a column by a so-called PhD student claiming trucker convoy supporters misunderstand freedom and rights. Then, he analyzes a Le Devoir interview with the Supreme Court's Chief Justice. We discuss the Elon Musk bid to take over Twitter, and finish up by looking at the latest Justice Centre report that ranks the provinces by their pandemic rights violations, from worst to "not-the-worst."

Justice with John


As the 40th (ruby) anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms approaches, we talk about the document's history and how our liberties are threatened more than ever before. John updates us on the latest media misrepresentation about the truckers’ convoy, and Kevin describes some of Deena Hinshaw’s testimony in the court challenge to Alberta lockdown policies.

Justice with John


We compare the arrest of Ontario MPP Randy Hillier with similar arrests and detentions in Europe. We can't help but notice a pattern of government intimidation against high-profile opponents of medical tyranny. John then previews his next column where he examines the wild claims of Jody Thomas, Prime Minister Trudeau’s national security advisor, who claims that Freedom Convoy protestors wanted to "overthrow” the government. We also preview the long-anticipated cross-examination of Alberta's chief medical officer Deena Hinshaw in court April 4-6.

Justice with John


Canada today. This Netflix series provides many examples of how governments across Canada have followed the tyrant's playbook, from initial lockdowns through to recently crushed protests and the arrests of political opponents. We also note that the Alberta government has backed down from its plans to scrap traffic court and kill the presumption of innocence, something we've discussed in past programs.

Justice with John


We start by discussing the Justice Centre's case against the federal travel ban with the focus on the affidavit of former premier Brian Peckford, the last living signatory of the Charter. Then we talk about the Justice Centre's new suit filed in BC, going after Bonnie Henry's vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. Finally, John takes us through the Calgary injunction against the downtown freedom rally and their right to peaceful ​protest, which he says follows a playbook he's seen time and time again.

Justice with John


John once again gets to say, "I told you so" after it emerges that data used to support Neil Ferguson's modeling in March of 2020, back at the beginning of the pandemic and lockdowns, was faulty. Then we discuss how the lies that propped up the federal government's case for invoking the Emergencies Act are being exposed.

Justice with John


We discuss Trudeau's climbdown on the Emergencies Act after using it to pummel the Ottawa protest and freeze bank accounts, and why it's important to continue to pursue court cases against his actions. John gives us a political science lesson in fascism and banana republics: can Canada be both? And Kevin tells a few anecdotes from the trial he's been following where the Justice Centre is in court challenging the Alberta government lockdowns.

Justice with John


The three days in Ottawa, from February 18th, as police attacked a peaceful protest, have revealed to the world the lack of democracy and freedom in Canada, even if our own propagandist media won't admit it. We put the events in some context, which, John says, demonstrate that our once free country has become "a banana republic with polar bears."

Justice with John


We review the Feb 11 speech by Ontario Premier Doug Ford in which he declares a State of Emergency to deal with the trucker vaccine mandate protests. Like the Prime Minister, Ford uses lies and threats to make his case against peaceful protestors while attempting to gaslight the Canadian public into thinking these truckers are criminals. Also, John exposes CBC bias in an article which claims to refute Saskatchewan Premier Moe's statement that the vaccines do not prevent the spread of omicron, but the quotes from "experts" actually support Premier Moe’s position.

Justice with John


John and our guest, Theo Fleury, respond to a couple of audio clips, including one of the Ottawa police chief announcing new measures to end the truck convoy protest. Fleury believes the abuse of power that Canada has endured over the last two years with the government Covid crisis is similar to abuse he suffered in his youth, and he says that the convoy celebration is a first step to set ourselves free.

Justice with John


We tip our hats to the Trucker's Freedom Convoy. Though Canada's mainstream media beclowned itself with accusations that the convoy was full of Nazis and racists, and instigated by the Russians, the good people of Canada kept their cool and had a great time peacefully protesting -- and partying -- to regain their rights. Many even adopted some of Trudeau's insults and started calling themselves "The Unacceptables" and "The Fringe." We also talk about Brian Peckford's travel mandate lawsuit, the Justice Centre's latest report comparing pandemics, and a troubling case where a judge made vaccination a condition of bail.

Justice with John


After listening to a clip of British PM Boris Johnson announce the end of Covid restrictions in the UK, John offers his opinion on whether the tide of global tyranny is turning toward freedom. We then discuss various news items that either support or oppose his view, including recent polls in both Canada and the US, the Quebec unvax tax, the cross-border trucker mandates, and more.

Justice with John


John gives a thorough going-over of Alberta legislation that abolishes a foundational legal principle of the free society: the presumption of innocence. Though this new law deals with traffic violations and seems inconsequential, the implications are enormous. It's a very dangerous move down the slippery slope, on a slide towards tyranny.

Justice with John


We talk about the mainstream media's role selling the government narratives during the pandemic and how cracks in those narratives are getting ever wider. At the same time, politicians in Canada, France, the U.S. and elsewhere are sounding more and more unhinged. In the face of the mild Omicron variant, the Canadian government is pushing for mandatory vaccinations.

Justice with John


As we welcome in the New Year and a new podcast season, we discuss various news stories and opinion pieces that piled up over the holidays, including the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union. We challenge Financial Post columnist Diane Francis on her view that the unvaccinated (but not smokers, alcoholics or obese people) should pay for their own healthcare. Lastly, John gives his prediction for 2022: the undermining of our rights and freedoms will get worse in the coming twelve months before it gets better.

Justice with John


We go over some of the Prime Minister's remarks in his CBC Christmas interview. Then John comments on all the Justice Centre business over the last week--and it was a busy week--including a ruling from an Alberta court refusing an injunction to temporarily halt the firing of four doctors challenging the vax mandate, a partial victory in New Brunswick, the release of new Justice Centre lockdown report, and a Carpay column about the new and unwanted intrusion by colleges of physicians and surgeons into the area of patient treatments.

Justice with John


We cover the latest Justice Centre news, including four doctors with natural immunity suing Alberta Health Services over its vax mandate. Then we discuss an interview with Ghent University psychology professor Dr. Mattias Desmet, who posits the theory that the true believers of the current pandemic narratives are suffering from mass formation, or mass psychosis. And John updates us on the grave dangers of the recent criminalization of “conversion therapy” by Parliament.

Justice with John


We begin by noting a minor victory in Saskatchewan where the Polytech has rescinded its vax mandate, but will force students to pay for ongoing testing instead. Then John reviews a letter he received from Health Canada in response to his inquiry about Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid. In the second part of the show, we talk about the federal travel ban that went into effect on Nov. 30 for the unvaxxed.

Justice with John


John tells us about the legal warning letters sent to the University of Saskatchewan and other universities: they risk getting sued if they don't get rid of their vax mandate policy of threatening students with expulsion over not getting the jab. We then review and de-construct the misinformation in an open letter from Alberta's chief medical officer to all parents considering getting their kids vaccinated.

Justice with John


Our guest this week is lawyer Leighton Grey who is working with the Justice Centre on court challenges to lockdowns and vaccine mandates, as well as other related cases. He updates us on these proceedings before arbitration boards and the courts, and gives some pointers on how to proceed if you yourself are considering a challenge.

Justice with John


John delivers a tribute to Justice Centre lawyer Brandon Langhjelm (1981-2021), to whom we dedicate this podcast. Then we discuss the hatred of the vaccinated against the unvaccinated. But there are signs of hope, as more and more vaxxed people take a stand against medical passports and mandates. We are beginning to see a realignment in the debate, away from “vaxxed versus unvaxxed” and instead toward debate about tyranny versus human agency.

Justice with John


We start by discussing the good news of how Ontario and Quebec have retreated from demanding that all healthcare workers get injected, a hopeful sign in these dark times. John then picks apart a government brochure he received in the mail, filled with misleading information on why we should all take the experimental Covid mRNA shot ("vaccine").

Justice with John


To open, John expresses his view that with the vaccine mandates Canada is now experiencing some of the worst discrimination in its history. This leads to our main question of the day: is it true that the unvaccinated are putting great stress our healthcare system? We then discuss a Supreme Court decision on free speech, and finish up with a description of the Justice Centre's 2021 George Jonas Freedom Award presentation on Oct. 21.

Allison Pejovic Podcast


Allison Pejovic, lead lawyer on the Manitoba lockdown case, joins Kevin to discuss the October 21 decision in favour of the government and its lockdowns. She goes over the evidence, speaks about her experiences during the trial, and raises points that could provide grounds for appeal.

Justice with John


John exposes the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for bullying and intimidating doctors who signed an open letter from Alberta healthcare providers objecting to the vaccine mandate. We cover the tragic passing of young Nathaneal Spitzer from brain cancer, and the Chief Medical Officer’s false claim that this was a Covid death. And we talk about the courageous health care workers in Quebec, who forced the government to postpone their vax mandate at least a month (hopefully longer) to avoid causing a public health disaster.

Justice with John


John reviews a speech by Dr. Daniel Nagase, given at a rally in Vancouver on Oct 1 to commemorate the 75 anniversary of the Nuremberg Code on informed voluntary consent for medical treatments. Dr. Nagase relays his experience in an small Alberta hospital when he gave Ivermectin to three Covid patients, with very positive results. After that we discuss the Trudeau forced vaccine mandate for international travellers and federal employees. Note: The podcast title is a quote from Dr. Nagase's speech, the audio of which is run in full, attached to the end of our show.

Justice with John


John critiques a letter from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta in which they bring down the iron fist (in a velvet glove), mandating that all members must be vaccinated, and they must toe the line of the official Covid narrative, or risk disciplinary action. He also goes through a letter from the Alberta Medical Association calling for "a firebreaker" in the province.

Justice with John


We take a brief look at the evidence presented by the Alberta Government in the Justice Centre's Charter challenge to the lockdown measures and overall Covid response. Following that, John takes us through Erich Fromm's book Escape From Freedom and talks about its relevance in today's medical dystopia.

Justice with John


Alberta brings in vaccine passports, even after Premier Jason Kenney promised multiple times that this would never happen. We discuss this development, and examine some of the resistance, including a local doctor who wrote a letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons which included the statement; "As the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines to prevent transmissions and severe disease continues to diminish--the medical narrative for a forced vaccine mandate evaporates.

Justice with John


John reports that the Justice Centre is being inundated with calls from around the country of people who are facing the prospect of being forced to take a Covid shot or being terminated. He gives Canadians some good advice on what to do if you find yourself in that situation. We also take a look at a few more stories from the previous week as well.

Jay Cameron

Litigation Director of the Justice Centre, lawyer Jay Cameron on the Danielle Smith show to discuss lawsuit over unlawful confinement of returning Canadian travellers.

Justice with John


John parses a short speech by Justin Trudeau on vaccine passports in which, among other things, the Canadian Prime Minister "others" protestors who oppose him on this issue; the Prime Minister calls them "those people." We also get updates on the Justice Centre's intention to take the Ontario government to court for their vaccine passport legislation.

Justice with John


On the topic of vaccine passports, hatred towards a minority grows as the vaccinated start to publicly adopt genocidal rhetoric aimed at the unvaccinated, claiming that the latter have no rights at all, including no right to live. Not an easy topic with which to to welcome back John to the podcast but, to borrow from Thomas Paine, these are the times that try men's souls.

For our return episode Justice Centre interim president Lisa Bildy talks about the issues that have our supporters very concerned, vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines. She explains why she sees these topics, along with the federal attack on free speech in Canada, as all of one piece in the larger culture war.

Justice with John


We open with a discussion about the recently removed Covid restrictions in Western Canada. The second half of the show is devoted to the war on ivermectin in India, where that country's bar association is going after the World Health Organization, alleging they are in contempt of court for trying to block the use of that drug to combat the pandemic.

Justice with John


We update our audience on some of the Justice Centre cases; Dr. Francis Christian in Saskatchewan was fired from his university post for publicly advocating for informed consent regarding experimental vaccinations; Crown Prosecutors are dropping more tickets to avoid having to defend lockdown measures in court; and we celebrate a victory in federal court which ruled against the federal government for religious discrimination. Then we discuss the Federal government's new Bill C-36, which John figures is the worst attack on free speech in Canada that he has ever encountered.

Justice with John


More and more Canadian doctors are starting to face censorship from their provincial Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, who have ordered doctors not to question public health officials or the wisdom of lockdowns. Colleges in Alberta, BC, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia are threatening doctors with investigations and disciplinary proceedings that could result in loss of license to practice medicine. We discuss free speech in the medical field, and also call for the Alberta government to imitate Florida by legislating that, from now on, the cycle level of each positive PCR test be made public.

Justice with John


After we discuss some Justice Centre court cases -- the arrest and release of Maxime Bernier, the re-arrest of Pastor Tim Stephens, and GraceLife Church going to court to get its property back--we delve into what John calls "the ideology of Covidism." He draws historical parallels to demonstrate how Covidism has come into its own as a distinct ideology.

Justice with John


The focus is on Manitoba, supposedly the North American 'hotspot' for Covid cases, after Alberta was the hotspot, and before that BC. Now the Premier, Brian Pallister (who equated himself with God on May 25 when he proclaimed an 11th Commandment "Obey the health orders!") is gearing up to introduce vaccine passports, which they are calling "immunization cards." Regardless of what focus groups say is a better name to sell the idea to the public, they still violate the Canadian Charter.

Justice with John


After John gives us an update on Justice Centre happenings--including the inside scoop on Pastor Tim Stephens--we get into a discussion about coercion as it applies to Covid vaccinations. We look at the idea of informed consent as it relates to the Nuremberg Code and listen to Vera Sharav at the Truth Over Fear Summit who speaks to this issue.

Justice with John


The abuse of power and subversion of the legal system by Alberta Health Services and Alberta’s police forces (discussed in last week’s podcast) are still going on. We get an update and discuss what can be done. Also, we look at Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s weak attempt at using biblical arguments against the province’s pastors who continue to exercise their constitutional freedoms in the face of unscientific and unconstitutional lockdown restrictions.

Justice with John


On May 16, Pastor Tim Stephens of Calgary was arrested and jailed for exercising his Charter freedoms of association, religion and peaceful assembly in the face of unscientific public health restrictions. The police said the arrest was pursuant to a court injunction from May 6 that applied to all Albertans. But that injunction had been amended on May 13 so that it didn't apply to all people in the province, making this pastor’s arrest illegal. Seeking to keep him in jail, Alberta Health Service told the court, falsely, that the May 6 injunction still applied to all Albertans. Pastor Stephens is back home with his family now, but the legal proceedings are far from over. We also discuss the media's use of "experts" to push various narratives.

Justice with John


The Justice Centre’s Charter challenge to Manitoba’s lockdowns has now wrapped up, with government officials testifying under oath in court that PCR tests are extremely unreliable and do not diagnose Covid. Alberta has slid further into becoming a full-fledged police state thanks to a May 6 Court Order, sought by Alberta Health Services, that allows police to arrest peaceful protesters immediately, without due process. We also discuss the Truth Over Fear Summit that took place last weekend.

Justice with John


Alberta currently has the highest number of covid "cases" in North America, based on dubious PCR tests. The government uses these meaningless numbers to justify further violating the Charter rights and freedoms of citizens. Coincidentally (or not), the Justice Centre is in Alberta court challenging the lockdown, with the first two days of the trial of Pastor James Coates and GraceLife Church now concluded. In court, government did not produce any medical or scientific evidence to try to justify its Charter-violating lockdown measures; after 13 months of lockdowns the government isn’t ready yet. As an added bonus, at the end of the podcast we replay John's Calgary rally speech from May 4.

Justice with John


John goes through a new Justice Centre report, "Covid in Canada: Nothing much to fear" and expands on its ten main points. We also discuss the online “Truth Over Fear” summit which John will be speaking at on Saturday May 1. This summit features a long list of keynote speakers like Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich, as well as many medical experts.

Justice with John


After missing last week's show, we play catch-up on the government lockdown files. Generally, health authorities and politicians across the country are increasing Covid restrictions. At the same time, governments are using delay tactics in court, claiming they need multiple months to produce the evidence that might justify their Charter-violating laws, policies and health orders, and telling judges they need more time. After 13 months, this is no excuse. They should have been ready with their "science-based” evidence a long time ago, as soon as the violations of Charter freedoms began in March of 2020.

Justice with John


Government officials are now floating the idea of vaccine passports. Is this a violation of our constitutional and/or privacy rights? Scientifically, we have little evidence about the long term effects of the various vaccinations. They're still at the experimental stage. To be talking about health passports now tips the bureaucrats' hand. It's more an exertion of government control, an abuse of power, than scientifically sound policy to benefit society.

Justice with John


Canada’s provincial and federal governments had a bad week on the Covid file, as increasing case numbers, leading to increased lockdowns and fines, are revealing their restrictions don’t seem to be working. To make matters worse, we learn that the country’s Covid deaths in long term care homes are the highest in the developed world. We discuss this news and John gives us a sneak preview of an upcoming paper, as yet untitled, that the Centre is working on now.

Justice with John


A good news/bad news show. First, John tells us about Pastor James Coates' release from prison in Alberta. Then he moves on to give his early impressions on the decision of the BC Supreme Court against several churches that challenged the disparity in the provincial health orders, shutting down religious services while allowing gyms and restaurants to open. Are there any grounds for appeal?

Justice with John


The show begins shortly after a Justice Centre press conference which featured a new public opinion poll that shows the vast majority of Canadians oppose the federal government's proposed law that removes choices from Canadian adults and from parents in caring for their own children. John explains why the Centre commissioned the poll. Then we highlight news stories we're following on Covid file. At the very end, we play an excerpt from the aforementioned press conference that features a young woman, formerly transgendered, who tells her story and gives her reasons for opposing the Liberal government's ban.

Justice with John


Justice Centre lawyer Marty Moore joins John and Kevin to give an eyewitness account of the BC court case in which he participated as assistant counsel. He describes how this action differs from other cases across Canada, and he says the government's justification for the lockdowns is looking pretty weak.

Justice with John


We start off with a topic mentioned in last week's show, namely that many Canadian immigrants from communist countries are very concerned about the Covid restrictions here because they fear Canada is turning into a repressive regime. John reads a letter to the Centre from one such person, and then gives a round-up of Justice Centre activities fighting against the loss of freedom across the nation.

Jay Cameron


Litigation Director of the Justice Centre, lawyer Jay Cameron on the Danielle Smith show to discuss lawsuit over unlawful confinement of returning Canadian travellers.

Justice with John


We discuss the Trudeau government's latest measures to forcibly confine returning Canadian travellers in hotels, and the Justice Centre’s court action against these policies. We then tackle John’s Post Millennial column where he uses the criteria from the Freedom House international index, and applies it to Canada during the 2020 pandemic. Spoiler Alert: Canada's freedom score drops significantly.

Justice with John


We start off by reading some very sad correspondence the Justice Centre has received from people who are suffering severely under the government lockdowns. We then cover our court action to end the lockdown in Manitoba, and then discuss a politically incorrect column that was spiked in Canadian Lawyer Magazine about pronoun usage in courtrooms. We conclude with an update on Trudeau’s "hotel prisons" in which Canadians continue to suffer forcible confinement.

Justice with John


We discuss the Canadian government's latest violations of civil liberties, the internment of travelers returning to Canada with the results of what the feds claim is the wrong COVID test. We then talk about the Trudeau cabinet's attack on free speech through social media, in the name of social cohesion.

Justice with John


John critiques a pro-lockdown article by Dr. Noel Gibney of Edmonton, titled Quashing misconceptions: Alberta physicians answer the 20 most frequently-asked questions about COVID-19. Writing on behalf of a “Strategic COVID-19 Pandemic Committee” composed of anonymous doctors, Dr. Gibney provides little in the way of science or evidence to support his assertions.

Justice with John


We start off discussing the federal government's latest push to regulate social media, limiting free speech to protect us, of course. Then we get to our main topic about the expulsion from the Ontario PC caucus of MPP Roman Baber for highlighting the fact that the COVID lockdowns are causing more harms than they prevent.

Justice with John


What happens when you receive a ticket for violating a public health order? John takes us through the process. We also discuss a controversy in the church community that has those who follow the lockdown restrictions condemning those who oppose them.

Justice with John


The Centre didn't get its injunction to save Christmas, and now the focus is on gathering the evidence together for the main court actions across Canada. We discuss that evidence, and John reads from a letter sent to the Justice Centre by someone whose mental health is being negatively impacted by the lockdowns.

Justice with John


We listen to an audio clip of the arrest of a young skater in Calgary for violating the lockdown measures, and discuss John's column about that incident. We also talk about the recent Alberta court action where the Justice Centre tried to get an injunction to limit the lockdown damage over Christmas and lost. The main court action is still to come.

Justice with John


British Columbia Premier John Horgan says there is no price on public safety. But the lockdown measures he and other leaders are forcing on us all are making us pay a very steep price indeed. Mr. Carpay has a big list of the costs paid by individuals and society as a whole.

Justice with John


After discussing a clip from John's speech at a freedom rally in Calgary this past weekend, we delve into the Justice Centre's recent Court of Queen's Bench filing against the Alberta COVID lockdown.

Justice with John


John briefs us on the Justice Centre's report on the harms caused by the lockdowns in Canada. There are some surprises, including the finding that the number of deaths across the country has not increased compared to other years, despite the pandemic. We also touch briefly at the end on the newly released Justice Centre report focusing on Manitoba's COVID response.

Justice with John

Governments across the country are bringing in harsh lockdown measures even though our health care system is not in danger of being overrun. Canadians are wondering whether they have any real rights at all. How does the Charter apply to this situation? What is the Justice Centre going to do about this, and when? We then look at an interesting court case, coming up December 2-4, that may end up repealing the current Federal Child Support Guidelines and replacing them with a more fair way to assign child support obligations following divorce.

Jay Cameron, Justice Centre litigation manager, talks about Canada's proposed changes to its Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) laws, which do away with significant checks, balances and protections for the vulnerable. He says the new law is particularly insidious coming at a time when many of our senior citizens are suffering during the COVID lockdowns.

Justice with John

With governments around the country bringing in another round of COVID lockdown measures without demonstrably justifying them, we talk about the need for court action as the Justice Centre gets ready to go.

Justice with John

On the menu today is the Canadian military's proposal to set up a propaganda unit that advances "national interests by using defence activities to influence the attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of audiences" (oh joy...) and a round-up of the latest COVID news.

Justice with John

We talk about the latest Justice Centre case which involves transgendered activist Jessica Yaniv and a beauty pageant. Then we review the latest COVID news from around Canada, heading from Halloween to Christmas.

Justice with John

We talk about an open letter from a doctor to British Columbia's provincial health officer calling for more scientific honesty, and we also look at a couple of lawsuits overseas taking aim at the extent of the pandemic and the origins of the lockdowns.

Justice with John

With W.H.O. no longer recommending lockdowns and the issuing of the Great Barrington Declaration, we let our host say "I told you so" because he's been advocating these positions since the beginning of the pandemic.

Justice with John

John returns to the show to help us catch up on the COVID file as we look at the second wave situation in Quebec and Ontario, with the former bringing in strict lockdown measures based on the number of cases, not deaths. And we also discuss John's Post Millennial column about the impact of lockdown measures in developing nations.

Justice with John

Lindsay Shepherd, free speech fellow with the Justice Centre, joins us to talk about the 2020 Campus Freedom Index, on which she was the lead author. She tells us about her findings--some good, a lot bad--and shares a few interesting anecdotes of things she found along the way.

Guest Podcast

Danielle Smith - Featuring Justice Centre Lawyer Jay Cameron

Justice with John

Justice Centre litigation manager Jay Cameron talks about the 2-week mandatory quarantine orders across Canada for travelers arriving from abroad. The Centre has sent a legal warning letter to the Alberta Health Minister on behalf of a client who is trying to get the government to ease up on the restrictions.

Justice with John

Lawyer Marty Moore joins us to go over the latest Justice Centre report, which is on the Saskatchewan government's response to COVID-19. Entitled "The Unjustified Persistence of Lockdowns," much of this work can be applied to other provinces as well.

Justice with John

We look back at a pre-COVID controversy in which nurses' unions fought against mandatory mask policies and won. Everyone seems to have forgotten about this, but obviously it is relevant to the situation today. Also, we talk about the growing body of evidence showing the lockdowns were ineffective.

Justice with John

Will the loss of freedom in Canada become permanent following the pandemic? Is it already permanent? We discuss possible remedies to this reduction of Charter rights and freedoms which is based on fear of COVID, a fear that governments and the media have stoked for months. Perhaps change will come when society fears the lockdown measures more than the virus.

Lisa Bildy

Lawyer Lisa Bildy joins us to talk about the Justice Centre's recent action filed against the Ontario government over lockdown rules restricting relatives from visiting family members in long-term care.

Justice with John

Our guest law professor Bruce Pardy discusses his article "Public Universities, Speech Policies, and the Law: Fourteen Maxims." He defines the issues and clears up some common misconceptions about free speech and freedom in general for academics, administrators and students on campuses in Canada.

Justice with John

Columnist and social commentator Barbara Kay discusses the situation that led to her resignation from the National Post, circumstances that parallel problems in legacy media newsrooms everywhere. She also speaks about some of the issues she continues to write about in new media, like the transgender movement and its impact on women.

Justice with John

Why are mask laws being brought in now, after we've flattened the curve, and after the pandemic has turned out to be far less deadly than originally projected? We talk about this and other COVID-19 matters. Also, the Albertan John provides a short report on his holiday to British Columbia during which, he's happy to say, his vehicle did not get vandalized by those who believe people should stay home during the pandemic.

Justice with John

Jay Cameron, lawyer and litigation manager with the Justice Centre, is featured on the show talking about the federal Liberal gun ban passed on May 1 without Parliamentary oversight. It's going to court and it will be a landmark case.

Justice with John

We talk about The Justice Centre's Charter Analysis on British Columbia's COVID-19 response and also about the province's health officer Bonnie Henry who has become something of a media star.

Justice with John

This episode leads off with a discussion about the Charter freedom implications of mandatory mask policies. Later, John explains how the Law Society of Alberta disregards the Charter freedoms of Leighton Grey, a lawyer who's been cancel-cultured because he criticized Black Lives Matter.

Justice with John

Our guest this week is law professor Bruce Pardy, discussing his recent column in the Financial Post where he identifies Critical Theory as one of the causes of the current social upheaval. Knowing the basics of Critical Theory will help you understand why it's often impossible to succeed by using reason and logic when arguing with the radicals.

Justice with John

We discuss the Alberta government's Bills 10 and 24, the latter coming into force just last week. These new laws give even more sweeping powers to the government, in times of medical emergencies and beyond. John also describes the sad case of Jerry Dunham, who died because of the lockdown. And finally, we talk about the current cancel culture frenzy.

Justice with John

We discuss the latest report from the Justice Centre, called "Unprecedented and Unjustified," which provides a Charter analysis of Ontario’s Response to COVID-19. John urges everyone to let their elected representatives know what they think of the lockdown measures that have caused so much harm, and demand they be lifted immediately.

Justice with John

John calls upon Canada's religious leaders to stop blindly accepting government restrictions on religious freedom. The claims made in March 2020 about COVID-19 have now proven to be false, and those who love truth need to look at the facts, rather than be governed by fear. We then speak about ending the neglect and abuse of the elderly in long-term care homes.

Justice with John

Justice Centre lawyer Lisa Bildy talks about her legal work in Ontario during the last few weeks of the pandemic, including peaceful assembly and freedom of religion cases. We also talk about the mistreatment of seniors in long term care facilities, and get some background on Lisa herself as she tells us what motivates her to work with the Justice Centre.

Justice with John

A short while ago, police were handing out tickets with enormous fines to those who violated lockdown orders and encroached on social distancing regulations. But in recent protests against racism, it's like the social distancing thing never happened, and Canada’s politicians are perfectly fine with that. This double standard is a dangerous rejection of the rule of law. We also discuss freedom of the press after Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte gets tossed from a Trudeau press conference.

Justice with John

John reports on a conference call he participated in with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw, along with faith leaders from around the province. He wonders why the government relaunch and re-opening rules allow restaurants so much more freedom than houses of worship.

Podcast Archives