Justice Centre Weekly: John Carpay on the harm of the Online Harms Act | S02E05
Justice Centre President John Carpay shares his initial impressions of the federal government's Online Harms Act, unveiled on February 26. There is much he doesn't like. In fact, he calls it "a full-on frontal assault on free expression, the worst in Canadian history. Full stop." John explains why, and what the Justice Centre is going to do about it. Sign the "Stop the Online Harms Act" petition https://www.jccf.ca/petitions/
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Justice Centre Weekly: Chris Fleury on the Hillier Appeal | S02E04
Lawyer Chris Fleury tells us about the appeal he’s filed on behalf of former Ontario MPP Randy Hillier who had challenged the province’s 2021 Covid stay-at-home orders. This appeal focuses on the right to peaceful assembly which, Fleury says, has usually taken on a secondary role in constitutional challenges behind other rights, like freedom of religion and free speech.
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Justice Centre Weekly: John Carpay on the Grandel Case | S02E03
John Carpay recaps the issues in the Grandel v Saskatchewan case, after the appeal hearing last week. He focuses on the rule of law. The provincial government went after those who protested government lockdowns, after they gave a pass to other groups protesting other causes. John then looks at the transgender policies being introduced in Alberta. He anticipates Charter challenges once these are passed by the legislature.
Justice Centre Weekly: Glenn Blackett on the importance of professional dissent | S02E02
Lawyer Glenn Blackett has handled cases that dealt with dissent and free expression in the professions. As doctors, nurses, lawyers and academics run afoul of their regulatory bodies, Blackett says it's time to stand up to these institutions. He explains why dissent and diversity of opinion is critical to the well-being of society.
Justice Centre Weekly: Allison Pejovic on mootness rulings | S02E01
Lawyer Allison Pejovic talks with host Kevin Steel about the need for clarification on mootness rulings, especially involving cases that deal with emergency orders. The orders come and go faster than the courts can deal with them, but Canadians still need answers on whether they are lawful or not. Otherwise, we will a hit-and-run tyranny, with governments able to issue draconian laws with no oversight as long as they withdraw them before a case can get to court.
Justice Centre Weekly: On the unexpected EI appeal decision | S01E29
Lawyer James Manson joins producer Kevin Steel to talk about the sudden same-day decision in the appeal to Robin Francis' case where he was denied Employment Insurance for being unvaccinated.
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Mid-trial update with Chris Barber's lawyer, Diane Magas
Chris Barber's lawyer, Diane Magas, provides an update on his ongoing criminal trial after day 21. The trial was originally scheduled for 16 days but is now set to stretch past 30 days. Mr. Barber faces charges of mischief, intimidation, obstructing a highway, obstructing a police officer, and counselling others to commit the same offences, based on his involvement in the peaceful Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa in January and February of 2022. The confirmed dates of Chris Barber and Tamara Lich's trial continue Oct 26, 27 and Nov 1, 3 in Ottawa. Support Chris Barber and other truckers' legal defence by donating to the Justice Centre today at www.jccf.ca/donate.
Chris Barber's mid-trial update | Day 21
Chris Barber's trial continues today. The Justice Centre helps brave Canadians like him with legal defence. With trial ongoing, more days means more money. Please donate today to help cover these costs. www.jccf.ca/donate Chris Barber faces charges of mischief, intimidation, obstructing a highway, obstructing a police officer, and counselling others to commit the same offences, from his involvement in the peaceful Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa in January and February of 2022. The trial of Chris Barber and Tamara Lich continues October 26, 27 and November 1, 3 in Ottawa. Support Chris Barber and other truckers' legal defence by donating to the Justice Centre today at www.jccf.ca/donate.
Justice Centre Weekly: On Parental Rights with Hatim Kheir | S01E28
Lawyer Hatim Kheir joins Justice Centre Weekly to discuss parts of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that support parental rights. This conversation will be an excellent resource for parents on how to raise these issues at school board meetings. www.jccf.ca
Justice Centre Weekly: On appealing the travel vaccine mandate with Allison Pejovic | S01E27
Lawyer Allison Pejovic joins producer Kevin Steel to discuss the past week's hearing in the challenge of the federal travel vaccine mandate on behalf of the Honourable Brian Peckford, the Honourable Maxime Bernier, and others. Back in October 2022, the Federal Court dismissed the case, declaring it “moot,” or irrelevant, because the mandates were no longer in force. However, the appellants believe that the public interest in the case far outweighs the concern and need for judicial economy. Read more at https://www.jccf.ca/ruled-moot-the-travel-vaccine-mandate-challenge-is-back-before-the-court/. Support the important work of the Justice Centre and cases like this by donating today at www.jccf.ca/donate.
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Justice Centre Weekly: On challenging BC church gathering restrictions | S01E23
There is "some evidence that the [Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry] preferred some faith groups over others", found a Judge in the Provincial Court of British Columbia. Lawyer Marty Moore joins the show to talk about the restrictions churches faced in BC during the pandemic, and how they were treated differently than other faith groups in the province. On September 12, 2023, the Justice Centre was pleased to share the Provincial Court of British Columbia decision that a BC pastor can proceed with an application to dismiss the prosecution against him for allegedly holding an in-person worship service during COVID-19 on the basis that the prosecution “risks undermining the integrity of the judicial process.” Read more at https://www.jccf.ca/british-columbia-public-health-officer-preferred-some-faith-groups-over-others/ Donate to the work of the Justice Centre to cover the legal costs for these brave Canadians at www.jccf.ca/donate
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Justice Centre Weekly: Digital ID and the value of Privacy with Luke Neilson | S01E14
The Justice Centre's Education Programs Coordinator, Luke Neilson, discusses the forthcoming second report on Digital ID, privacy, and surveillance, and how it will impact Canadians. Most importantly, Luke and producer Kevin Steel discuss how Canadians can navigate these technologies. [Originally posted July 14, 2023] Learn more at: https://www.jccf.ca/tech-and-the-charter/ Sign up for our mailing list on our website at www.jccf.ca Subscribe to "Justice Centre Weekly" wherever you get your podcasts
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Paramedic fired during pandemic for health decision, Evan Kraayenbrink | Stories of Brave Canadians
On October 18, 2021, the Justice Centre filed a constitutional challenge against Ontario’s vaccine passport mandate in Ontario’s Superior Court. The legal challenge is brought on behalf of eight Ontario citizens who are exercising their Charter rights and freedoms by not taking one or more doses of the Covid vaccine, including Evan Kraayenbrink, a paramedic who decided he would wait for further data on the effects of the Covid vaccine prior to deciding whether to be injected with it. Mr. Kraayenbrink also has religious beliefs about being ultimately accountable to God for what he allows to be done to his body. He lost a job he loved for that decision because of the Covid-19 vaccination mandate. Hear his story in his own words. Read more about this case at: https://www.jccf.ca/court_cases/harjee-kraayenbrink-aoun-lamb-sabourin-et-al-vs-ontario/ Support the work of the Justice Centre at www.jccf.ca/donate
Justice Centre Weekly: Parliamentary Police prohibit pro-life signs with Hatim Kheir | S01E13
Lawyer Hatim Kheir joins host Kevin Steel to discuss a new case the Justice Centre is defending: Pro-life organization was prohibited by the Parliamentary Protective Service (PPS) from displaying images of abortion victims ahead of the National March for Life in May 2023. [Originally posted July 7, 2023] On June 30, 2023, a Notice of Application was filed in the Federal Court on behalf of CLC and a woman who planned to hold one of the signs at the news conference, challenging the constitutionality of the limits on the freedom of expression on Parliament Hill. Read more: https://www.jccf.ca/parliamentary-police-prohibit-signs-by-pro-life-organization-court-challenge-filed/
Do Canadians care about their Privacy? | On the Street with the Justice Centre
The Justice Centre's Luke Neilson was at Olympic Plaza during the Calgary Stampede to interview people about privacy, digital ID, and their Charter freedoms. The Justice Centre is leading Canada in understanding how emerging information technologies impact rights and freedoms. Read our latest report and learn more at https://www.jccf.ca/tech-and-the-charter/
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Silenced teacher, Carolyn Burjoski, is taking the school board to court | Stories of Brave Canadians
Former teacher, Carolyn Burjoski, is taking legal action against the Waterloo Region District School Board after being censored in a public school board meeting because she raised concerns about the age-inappropriateness of library books for children. Ms. Burjoski's hearing takes place the week of June 5, 2023. Read more about her case with the Justice Centre at: https://www.jccf.ca/court_cases/burjoski-v-waterloo-region-district-school-board/ Read John Carpay's May 17, 2023 column here: https://www.jccf.ca/carpay-free-speech-teacher-fights-back-against-a-woke-school-board/ --- The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is a non-partisa nregister charity committed to defending the rights and freedoms of all Canadians through litigation and education. We are honoured to defend so many brave Canadians, standing up for their Charter rights and freedoms. This important work is only made possible through generous supporters. Consider donating today at www/jccf.ca/donate
Justice Centre Weekly: Developing a curriculum on freedom | S01E07
Luke Neilson, the Justice Centre's Education Programs Coordinator, speaks with host, Kevin Steel, about the high school curriculum the Justice Centre is developing on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The first module on freedom of expression will be available soon. Learn more or donate at: www.jccf.ca/high-school-curriculum/
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Censored and bullied Ontario school board Trustee, Linda Stone | Stories of Brave Canadians
Ontario trustee Linda Stone raised concerns about the Durham District School Board’s proposed policies. So they tried to cancel her. Trustee Linda Stone, a client of the Justice Centre, was censured by the Durham District School Board (the “Board”) and excluded from committee meetings for exercising her freedom of expression and for voicing her constituents’ concerns about the Board’s policies around race, sexuality, and gender. As of February 2023, she has also been barred from attending any Board committee meetings for the rest of this year, effectively prohibiting her from being able to carry out her duties as an elected official. --- The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to defending the rights and freedoms of all Canadians through litigation and education. We are honoured to defend so many brave Canadians, standing up for their Charter rights and freedoms. This important work is only made possible through generous supporters. Please consider donating today at www.jccf.ca/donate
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An Update with trucker Chris Barber from the Justice Centre
Saskatchewan trucker Chris Barber shares an update about his ongoing criminal cases, funded by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, with his legal counsel, James Manson, and Ontario trucker, Harold Jonker. To donate directly to Chris' defence, head to https://jccf.kindful.com/ and select "Truckers' Legal Defence" from the drop-down menu. Chris Barber is a hard-working Canadian trucker who simply wanted to do his job – delivering food to Canadians. However, he felt compelled to stand up against mandates that forced Canadians including other hard-working truckers to be vaccinated against their will or lose their livelihoods. He didn’t have a criminal record and he had no intention of breaking any laws by driving to Ottawa to peacefully protest. He drove to the nation’s capital with a convoy of like-minded truckers to participate in a legal and legitimate protest that was to become one of the most famous peaceful protest movements in the world. Read more about his cases at - Zexi Li et al v Chris Barber et al: https://www.jccf.ca/court_cases/zexi-li-et-al-v-chris-barber-et-al/ Chris Barber in Ottawa court today (NR from Feb 17, 2023): https://www.jccf.ca/freedom-convoy-chris-barber-in-ottawa-court-today/
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Tracked and Traced: The Rise of the Digital Beast
Do you want to live in a country where Digital ID is a prerequisite for access to essential private and public services? Do you want your physical and financial behaviors to be tracked by governments and corporations? Do you want the government to be able to freeze your bank accounts at the flick of a switch? Canadians must participate in the conversation about how Canadian governments and businesses ought to use Digital ID. The first step is to become informed about Digital ID and the Charter. Brought to you by The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. www.jccf.ca
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The Convoy that United the Country
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms presents: "The Convoy that United the Country", which premiered at the 2022 George Jonas Freedom Award dinner honouring Tamara Lich.
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Justice Matters - No Covid Shot, No Surgery
Discussion of the legal case of Sheila Annette Lewis. Ms. Lewis has been told that if she does not submit to having the Covid-19 Vaccine, she will not be kept on the wait list, or considered for an organ transplant she needs.
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THE EMERGENCIES ACT. The War on Peaceful Protest
Canada's Government used the Emergencies Act in 2022, to limit Canadian's Charter Freedoms without justification. One of those freedoms is the right to peacefully protest. The emergencies act gave the Prime Minister dictatorial powers without authorization.
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Presentation to Waterloo Region District School Board - Carolyn Burjoski
Presentation to Waterloo Region District School Board by Carolyn Burjoski WRDSB Teacher
Trucking For Freedom, a Docuseries. Chapter One: How We Got Here
Written & Directed by: Andrew Peloso & Jeremy Regoto | A Chronicle Bros Production in partnership with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms For thirty-three days, the world watched. Crossing ten provinces and three territories; thousands of trucks traversed the highways and by-ways of Canada headed to the country's capital city, in this exclusive documentary offering an immersive look into an extraordinary moment in Canadian history. The Chronicle Brothers embedded themselves within the Canadian Trucker Convoy capturing the unifying pulse of everyday people. https://www.jccf.ca
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