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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Danielle Smith - Featuring Justice Centre Lawyer Jay Cameron

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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