Justice Centre in Court for injunction against Trudeau’s quarantine hotels

TORONTO:  The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms will be in Toronto Federal Court on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, seeking an injunction to put an immediate stop to Trudeau’s quarantine hotels and facilities until a full hearing can be heard on the matter. The Justice Centre is urging the Federal Court to end the unconstitutional practice of forcing healthy air travellers …
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Legal action filed against Saskatchewan’s ban on outdoor protests with more than 10 people

  SASKATOON: The Justice Centre has filed a constitutional challenge in the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on behalf of two anti-lockdown protesters who were ticketed for attending peaceful outdoor protests that exceeded Saskatchewan’s 10-person outdoor gathering limit. On December 19, 2020, these individuals participated in a peaceful protest at the Vimy Memorial in Kiwanis Park in Saskatoon, against the …
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Alberta government seeks to delay May 3 trial of Pastor Coates and barricades Church

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms today expressed outrage at the Alberta Government’s decision to enter private church property early this morning and put up a double barrier wall around Grace Life Church in Stony Plain, Alberta, to prevent Albertans from exercising their Charter freedoms of peaceful assembly, association, and worship. Pastor James Coates and Grace Life Church …
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BC Churches appeal decision upholding prohibitions on in-person worship

  VANCOUVER:  The Justice Centre, a national, non-partisan public interest law firm, has filed a Notice of Appeal after a lower court upheld the BC Government’s Provincial Health Orders which prohibit in-person worship services. On January 8, 2021, the Justice Centre filed a constitutional challenge on behalf of three churches and four individuals against restrictions on public protest and the prohibition on …
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Justice Centre appeals dismissal of court action against Alberta’s Bill 10

  CALGARY: The Justice Centre today announced that it is appealing the March 22, 2021 decision of Justice Anne Kirker of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench dismissing the constitutional challenge against Alberta’s Bill 10.  The Court ruling holds that, since representatives of the Alberta government have stated that Bill 10 will be repealed at some point, it cannot be …
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BC Supreme Court strikes down Orders restricting outdoor protests, but maintains prohibition on in-person religious services

  VANCOUVER:  The Justice Centre is pleased with the decision of Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to strike down Public Health Orders banning outdoor protests but is disappointed in the Court’s dismissal of the challenge to the BC Government’s prohibition on in-person religious gatherings. Regarding the Applicant churches, Chief Justice Hinkson found that Dr. …
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Pastor James Coates to be released from jail as Crown withdraws charges

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre today announced that Crown Prosecutors have agreed to withdraw all but one of the Public Health Act offences that Pastor James Coates has been charged with. The Justice Centre expects Pastor Coates will be released from jail in the coming days, without any conditions, pending his May 3-5 trial in Provincial Court. The Justice Centre …
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Alberta Crown continues to drop Covid tickets

ALBERTA: The Justice Centre is pleased to announce the continued withdrawal of tickets issued to citizens for alleged violations of public health orders. In the latest development, the Alberta provincial Crown prosecutor has withdrawn three tickets, and a municipal crown prosecutor has withdrawn one. The Justice Centre represents close to 100 individuals who have been ticketed for allegedly breaching public …
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Alberta court jails Pastor Coates through to May 3-5 trial

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre is very disappointed to announce that Justice Peter Michalyshyn of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton has ruled that Pastor James Coates of Grace Life Church must remain in jail for the next eight weeks pending his trial, unless he agrees to abide by health orders that violates his Charter freedoms of conscience, …
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Justice Centre in Court challenging BC’s prohibition on in-person worship services

  VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre will be in court today challenging BC’s prohibition on in-person worship services, which has been in place since November 19, 2020. The hearing takes place before Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson at the Vancouver Supreme Court of BC, located at 800 Smithe Street starting at 10 a.m. PST, and is scheduled to run through to March …
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