The doctor who ruins your health, then gives you medical advice

  John Carpay, The Post Millennial Imagine that your doctor kidnaps you, and confines you for months on end. He takes away most of your freedoms and much of what makes your life meaningful, but says it’s for your own good. It’s to protect you from a nasty virus that kills sick and elderly people in nursing homes who already …
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How Premier Jason Kenney went from defending conscience rights to jailing

  John Carpay, The Post Millennial On Wednesday February 17, 2021, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney posted on Facebook: “Best wishes to Christians across Alberta and around the world as they begin the penitential season of Lent on this Ash Wednesday.” The day before, pastor James Coates had been locked up in an Alberta prison, for exercising his Charter freedoms of …
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New COVID Travel Rules Violate Canada’s Charter

  John Carpay, The Epoch Times Democracies respect the right of citizens to leave and re-enter their own country freely; repressive regimes like China and North Korea do not. Hence Section 6 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects this right. Any restrictions on the right to leave and enter Canada, such as needing a passport, must be reasonable …
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When the buck stops, Kenney is responsible for the pastor thrown in jail

  John Carpay, Western Standard While Pastor James Coates was locked up in an Alberta prison, Premier Jason Kenney posted this on Facebook: “Best wishes to Christians across Alberta and around the world as they begin the penitential season of Lent on this Ash Wednesday.” Like most people, Pastor Coates and his Grace Life Church near Edmonton were very concerned …
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Ignoring lockdown harms?

  John Carpay, The Interim What drives some religious leaders to ignore the harm and suffering that lockdowns are inflicting on their congregations, and on all of society? We are now ten months into the daily and ongoing violation of our human rights and fundamental freedoms. Depending on what province you live in, it’s illegal to spend time with friends, …
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Canada is at risk of joining the world’s most repressive regimes in intolerance for free speech

John Carpay, The Post Millennial How many Canadians will be locked up in secretly located “hotel prison” facilities, without due process, before we wake up and realize that Canada is rapidly becoming a police state? Why are we OK with accused murderers having more legal rights than returning Canadian travelers? How much longer must houses of worship remain closed, or …
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Lockdown Measures Are Hurting Churches, Congregants

Sayeh Hassan, Epoch Times With restrictions on gatherings and other lockdown measures persisting for nearly a year across much of the country, many faith leaders are struggling to provide the connection and community that typically nourish their congregants through hard times. Church pastors trying to keep services operating even at 30 percent capacity have faced charges with a risk of …
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Mandatory hotel quarantines and travel restrictions

  The Justice Centre has received hundreds of emails since the federal government announced that Canadians returning to the country, regardless of their reason for travel, will be forced into mandatory quarantine, in a hotel at their own expense of $2000 for a three day stay. The Justice Centre is actively preparing to file legal action imminently in response to …
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COVID restrictions are the most severe violation of human rights Canadians have faced and it’s time to fight back

John Carpay and Lisa Bildy, The Post Millennial Faced with the most severe, long-lasting violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Canadian history, some Canadians have drawn their line in the sand. Since the founding of our country in 1867, no government has prevented Canadians from associating freely with each other, earning a livelihood, enjoying Christmas dinner with family, …
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COVID in the Courts

Peter Stockland speaks with lawyer John Carpay, of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, about looming legal battles on pandemic-driven infringements of Charter rights. By Peter Stockland, Convivium It’s tempting to paraphrase a quote about the weather often (mis)attributed to Mark Twain as a summary of our COVID-19 year: Everyone keeps talking about the pandemic but no one’s doing anything …
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