Justice Centre warns nursing homes should not be like prison for elderly

  The Justice Centre has sent a demand letter to Beacon Hill Care Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, copying Manitoba Health Minister Heather Stefanson and Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin, on behalf of Helen Naherny and her daughter Margaret Naherny-Bryner. The letter demands that Beacon Hill Care Lodge immediately allow Ms. Naherny-Bryner to visit her mother as a …
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Justice Centre to defend numerous individuals and faith communities issued $2300 tickets under BC public health orders

  VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre announced today that it will be challenging more than a dozen $2300 tickets given to different British Columbia individuals and faith communities, all for allegedly violating COVID public health orders. The Justice Centre represents the following individuals and faith communities from across the province of British Columbia: Alain Beaudoin Brent Smith Free Grace Baptist Church …
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Justice Centre files legal challenge against BC government for restrictions on peaceful protests and worship services

  VANCOUVER: The Justice Centre has filed a legal challenge in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against restrictions on public protest and worship services resulting from Public Health Orders issued by B.C. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. The Justice Centre represents over a dozen individuals and faith communities who have been issued multiple tickets of up to $2300 …
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Justice Centre to defend Ontario churches targeted by police for church services

  ONTARIO: The Justice Centre today announced that it will defend numerous Ontario pastors and church elders charged for holding church services in contravention of the Reopening Ontario Act. The Justice Centre will contest the charges on the basis that the Act violates the Charter rights of Ontario citizens to peacefully assemble for worship, among other grounds for challenge. Several members …
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No injunction to save Christmas, but court action continues

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre is reviewing a ruling from the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, which denied a preliminary application for a temporary injunction to restore Charter rights and freedoms being denied by restrictions imposed by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) and Alberta Government. The full hearing of the Justice Centre’s application will take place sometime in …
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Court to hear challenge to Alberta government cancelling Christmas

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre filed a court challenge on December 7, 2020 to Orders made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) to end the lockdown in Alberta. The Justice Centre is representing two churches and two individuals alongside Alberta law firm Rath & Company, who represents another individual. An injunction application to temporarily stay select restrictions imposed by …
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Lockdown surgery cancellation endangers woman’s life

  CALGARY: The Justice Centre is calling attention to a dire situation that has resulted in the cancellation of scheduled essential surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton for a Tumbler Ridge, B.C. senior. Debbie Head Golhof, a 60-year old mother and grandmother, requires skull surgery that had been scheduled for November 30, 2020 at the University of …
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Manitoba removes ban on drive-in church services after threat of court action

  MANITOBA: The Justice Centre is pleased to report that the Pallister Government in Manitoba has reversed a previous ban on drive-in religious services, and will now allow church members to attend church parking lots to worship in their own cars while services are broadcast through vehicle radios. The Province’s decision to allow drive-in church services follows the Justice Centre’s …
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Justice Centre takes Alberta to court to end lockdowns

  EDMONTON: The Justice Centre has filed a court challenge to Orders made by the Chief Medical Officer of Health and select unconstitutional sections of the Public Health Act, to end the violation of Albertans’ Charter freedoms. The Justice Centre is representing two Alberta churches and two individuals alongside Alberta lawyer Jeffrey Rath who represents another individual. In response to flagrantly …
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Government data shows lockdowns more deadly than COVID-19

  CALGARY: The Justice Centre  today released a Charter analysis on the impact of lockdowns on the lives of Canadians. Titled “Flying Blind,” this Charter analysis demonstrates that Canada’s federal and provincial governments have not properly and adequately considered the specific nature and the full extent of lockdown harms that result from the violations of Charter freedoms to move, travel, …
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