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John Carpay, founder and president of The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, talks about the issues--legal, political and cultural--that concern him most. The Justice Centre (website jccf.ca) has been going strong for ten years, so there is a lot to discuss. With facilitator and producer Kevin Steel, each week John will bring you up to date on the latest, as well as provide insights about the law and the fight for freedom.




John Carpay, founder and president of The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, talks about the issues--legal, political and cultural--that concern him most. The Justice Centre (website jccf.ca) has been going strong for ten years, so there is a lot to discuss. With facilitator and producer Kevin Steel, each week John will bring you up to date on the latest, as well as provide insights about the law and the fight for freedom.






S04E37 The Brisco Donation Appeal

Lawyer James Manson takes us through the case of Constable Michael Brisco, who was found guilty of Discreditable Conduct by the Windsor Police Service after making a $50 donation to the Freedom Convoy in 2022. The Justice Centre is funding Brisco's appeal, and the Appellant's Factum was filed just last week. Justice Centre, Jun 1, 2023: Windsor Constable appealing conviction for Freedom Convoy donation: Brisco v. The Windsor Police Service Constable Michael Brisco's Notice of Appeal, Jun 14, 2023 (PDF) The National Post, Feb 17, 2022: American billionaire, Canadian civil servants among donors leaked in GiveSendGo hack The Washington Post, Feb 14, 2022: ‘We are in a battle’: Crowdfunding site for Canadian truckers promises aggressive response to hack The Globe and Mail, Feb 15, 2022: Data leak reveals Canadians, Americans donated millions to fund trucker convoy protests CBC, Mar 2, 2022: Police grappling with members who allegedly donated to 'Freedom Convoy' CBC, Mar 27, 2022: Windsor police officer who donated to Ottawa convoy will learn his penalty in May The Epoch Times, May 5, 2023: Windsor Police Officer Must Work Unpaid Hours as Penalty for Donating $50 to Freedom Convoy G. L. Peiris, Ottawa Law Review (PDF): The Admissibility of Evidence Obtained Illegally: A Comparative Analysis The Criminal Law Notebook: Abuse of Process Global News, Feb 11, 2022: 46% of Canadians sympathize with trucker convoy, but many disagree with their tactics: poll The National Post, Oct 19, 2022: OPP saw no evidence Freedom Convoy posed direct threat to national security: intelligence officer Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E36 Return of the Masked CPHO

John gives us an update on his recent trip to British Columbia to meet with Justice Centre supporters there. Then we give a shout-out to Dr. Kulvinder Kaur Gill; the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has dropped their disciplinary proceedings against her, a victory for medical freedom. This leads to a discussion about Canada's Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Theresa Tam and her recent press conference urging more masking and more vaccinations. Justice Centre, Sep 12, 2023: British Columbia Public Health Officer preferred some faith groups over others Justice Centre Weekly: On challenging BC church gathering restrictions, with Marty Moore - S01E23 True North, Sep 15, 2023: Medical college drops case against doctor who spoke out against lockdowns The National Post, Nov 3, 2023: Vaccine-doubting doctor ordered to pay $1M in legal costs after her libel suit quashed The Canadian Press via The National Post, Sep 13, 2023: Theresa Tam recommends masks and updated COVID vaccines this fall Chris Selley in The National Post, Sep 15, 2023: Public health officers are still oblivious to their self-destructed COVID credibility Michelle Rempel Garner's Substack, Sep 14, 2023: The Public Health Agency of Canada has a trust deficit, and it could be deadly. The Brownstone Institute, Sep 14, 2023: The Religion of Masking Steve Kirsch Newsletter, Sep 16, 2023: Even more evidence that nobody should wear a face mask CTV News, Apr 14, 2021: Canada's vaccine hoarding will prolong the pandemic globally, experts say Global News, Dec 9, 2022: With millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted, has Canada kept its donation promises? The Epoch Times, Sep 7, 2023: Pfizer, J&J Pressured South Africa Into Shielding Companies From COVID Vaccine Injury Claims: Documents Counter Signal, Sep 15, 2023: National Citizens’ Inquiry calls for judicial investigation into Health Canada, potential criminal liability National Citizens Inquiry, Sep 14, 2023 (PDF): In the Public Interest: An Interim Report on the Covid-19 Vaccine Authorization Process Blacklock's Reporter, Sep 12, 2023: Vaccine “Events” Unreported Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E35 The Perils of Intellectual Laziness

We begin by going through a recent John Carpay column in The Epoch Times: "The Danger of Intellectual Laziness: How Albert Speer Became a Nazi." Then we examine the originating application in the Egale lawsuit against the Saskatchewan government over parental notification for gender transitions in children under 16. Finally, we discuss the trial of Chris Barber and Tamara Lich. John Carpay in The Epoch Times, Sep 9, 2023: The Danger of Intellectual Laziness: How Albert Speer Became a Nazi Amazon.ca: Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer Egale's Google Drive documents page (including Originating Application) Egale: UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity v. Government of Saskatchewan et al. Justice Centre, Oct 12, 2019: PT et al v. Alberta Calgary Sun, Sep 6, 2023: 2023: Teacher's sex-assault trial delayed by closed-door application True North, Sep 9, 2023: “We are not backing down”: Scott Moe commits to parental rights bill Simon Fraser University: Ann Travers CanLII, Jan 30, 2004: Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada (Attorney General), 2004 Carson Jerema, Sep 5, 2023: Tamara Lich exposed the incompetence of the Canadian state The Canadian Press via Edmonton Journal, Sep 8, 2023: Freedom Convoy lawyers to argue admissibility of Facebook evidence The Canadian Press via Edmonton Journal, Sep 4, 2023: 'Hold the line:' 'Freedom Convoy' organizers' criminal trial begins Tuesday Gov. of Canada, Justice Laws Website: Criminal Code Justice Centre, Sep 8, 2023: Charges against couple who refused to quarantine withdrawn Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E34 So Much Winning

John tells us about the recent Justice Centre victories. Then we comment on this year's George Jonas Freedom Award winner Jordan Peterson and his recent loss in an Ontario court. He's being ordered to attend social media thought control classes. Finally, we revisit the Egale lawsuit against the Saskatchewan government for making it mandatory to inform parents if their children chose to undergo gender transition. John Carpay in the Western Standard via The Justice Centre, Aug 2, 2023: A win on a technicality, but still a win Justice Centre, Aug 30, 2023: Pastor James Coates and GraceLife Church acquitted following Ingram decision Justice Centre, Aug 31, 2023: Mischief charges against documenter of Freedom Convoy dismissed Justice Centre, Aug 31, 2023: Judicial Stay of Proceedings for Ty Northcott CBC, Aug 28, 2023: New justice minister appoints more than a dozen judges in effort to address vacancies The Canadian Press via rdnewsNOW, Aug 30, 2023: ‘Freedom Convoy’ leaders’ criminal trial goes beyond mischief charges The Democracy Fund Justice Centre, Feb 16, 2023: $300-million class action against Freedom Convoy participants: Zexi Li et al v. Chris Barber et al John Carpay in The Epoch Times via The Justice Centre, Aug 25, 2023: Canada’s Regulatory Colleges Have No Business Monitoring Speech Daily Caller, Aug 30, 2023: ‘Absolutely Necessary’: Jordan Peterson Reveals ‘Plan’ To Expose Court-Ordered Media Sensitivity Training Decision posted on Jordan Peterson's site (PDF): Peterson v. College of Psychologists of Ontario, 2023 ONSC 4685 CBC, Aug 31, 2023: Legal action filed against Sask. government over new school pronoun rules The National Post, Aug 30, 2023: Canadian politicians stampeding away from policy of concealing gender transitions from parents Justice Centre, Oct 12, 2019: PT et al v. Alberta John Carpay in the Western Standard, Aug 31, 2023: Parents have more love for their own children than sexual minority activists have for other people’s children Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E32 Politics and the Judicial Class

We look at recent research showing that a majority of judges who donated to political parties, prior to their appointment, directed their money to the Liberal Party of Canada. We then discuss a column in The National Post by Jay Bhattacharya and Leighton Grey commenting on Alberta's Ingram decision, in which they level some pointed criticism at the judge. Kate Schneider and Christopher Nardi in The National Post, Aug 9, 2023: Trudeau's law society: Exclusive data analysis reveals Liberals appoint judges who are party donors Jamie Sarkonak in The National Post, Aug 20, 2023: Trudeau's 'nonpartisan' Supreme Court advisory panel skews left True North, Aug 11, 2023: Outrage over Trudeau's appointment of judges who donated to Liberals CBC, Jun 10, 2021: Federal government stops using Liberal Party database to vet would-be judges The Canadian Press via National Newswatch, Aug 11, 2023: Former Prince Edward Island premier tapped to help pick next Supreme Court Justice Justice Centre, May 27, 2019: Supreme Court Justices divided on Charter freedoms, reports 2019 Judicial Freedom Index Jay Bhattacharya and Leighton Grey, Special to The National Post, Aug 18, 2023: Canadian courts complicit in failed lockdowns that violated rights Justice Centre, July 31, 2023 (PDF): Ingram v Alberta (Chief Medical Officer of Health), 2023 ABKB 453 Justice Centre, Jun 23, 2021: Lockdowns and the Science of Covid, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya Justice Centre, May 11, 2021: Manitoba Chief Microbiologist and Laboratory Specialist: 56% of positive "cases" are not infectious Statista, Jul 6, 2023: Global health care systems comparison - Statistics & Facts (South Africa) Cape Times via MSN, Aug 18, 2023: Access to Covid vaccine contracts a major victory for transparency Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E31 Vaccine Mandates, EI, and Charter Rights

Lawyer James Manson describes and explains the issues in the Robin Francis EI case, now headed to the Federal Court of Appeal. Mr. Francis was fired after he refused to follow his employer's vaccine mandate and was then denied Employment Insurance benefits, like so many other Canadians who asserted their Charter rights. Justice Centre, Mar 27, 2023: Francis v. Canada (AG) Justice Centre, Mar 27, 2023: Ontario father takes denial of EI benefits for not taking Covid-19 vaccine to Federal Court of Appeal The Ontario Human Rights Code Ontario.ca: Your guide to the Employment Standards Act Justice Centre, Nov 8, 2022: Tribunal Ordered to Reconsider “Misconduct” Denial of EI Benefits to Unvaccinated Employee London Free Press, Mar 28, 2023: Longtime hospital worker denied EI after being fired over COVID vaccine Rebel News, Mar 29, 2023: Unvaccinated engineer appeals decision to deny him EI benefits Cornell Law School: contra proferentem CBC, Oct 21, 2023: Don't expect EI if you lose your job for not being vaccinated, minister says Gov't of Canada, Justice Laws Website: Employment Insurance Act (S.C. 1996, c. 23) CanLII, Mar 22, 2012: Doré v. Barreau du Québec, 2012 SCC 12 (CanLII), [2012] 1 SCR 395 Human Rights Law Centre: What is the standard of review to determine whether a public authority has acted compatibly with human rights Edward J. Cottrill in Alberta Law Review Society via CanLII, 2018: Novel Uses of the Charter Following Doré and Loyola Justice Centre, Jun 8, 2023: Supreme Court of Canada declines to hear challenge to Covid-19 vaccine mandate for transplant candidates Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E30 Anti-SLAPP in a Nuisance Suit

Lawyer James Manson takes us through an anti-SLAPP motion he filed in the $300 million lawsuit against Freedom Convoy protestors and donors. He explains why in this instance--a class action nuisance lawsuit--an anti-SLAPP motion is unique. But it fits here because the case involves free expression on issues of public policy. And it was for cases of free expression on issues of public policy that anti-SLAPP legislation was written. Justice Centre, Feb 16, 2023: Zexi Li et al v. Chris Barber et al CBC, Jul 29, 2023: Convoy organizers try to quash $300-million lawsuit Osler, Sep 14, 2020: Supreme Court rearticulates test under Ontario “anti-SLAPP” legislation NiemanLab, Oct 27, 2021: SLAPP lawsuits are a growing tool for stopping investigative journalism around the world Globe and Mail, Mar 1, 2023: Law meant to protect free speech from abusive libel suits is misused, says Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Centre POEC video, Oct 14, 2022: Day 2 - Miller crosses De La Ronde and Li Ottawa Citizen, Mar 15, 2023: Convoy protest class action lawsuit adds to list of defendants, expands roster of included residents Ottawa Convoy Class Action website Ontario: Civil case management CanLII: Rules of Civil Procedure Chapters, Particular Proceedings, Rule 77 - Civil Case Management, 1st ed, 2021 Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E29 The Widdowson Case

John takes us through a new Justice Centre case that's being filed on behalf of Prof. Frances Widdowson against the University of Lethbridge. Last winter the institution shut down one of her lectures. This is an example of how wokeism damages not only the reputation of the cancelled target, but of the institution itself because their action contradicts their stated principles of academic freedom and free inquiry. An interesting footnote; cancel culture in academia was the subject of Widdowson's cancelled lecture. Justice Centre, Aug 1, 2023: University of Lethbridge sued over cancelling Dr. Frances Widdowson speaking event The University of Chicago: Free Expression Global News, Feb 2, 2023: Hundreds of protesters drown out speaker Frances Widdowson at University of Lethbridge Justice Centre, Sep 24, 2020: Campus Freedom Index – Universities choose ideological advocacy over free expression Hayden Cook in Alberta Law Review via CanLII (PDF): Charter Applicability to Universities and the Regulation of On-Campus Expression C2C, Oct 2020: “The Truth as I See It” – In Conversation with Frances Widdowson CTV News, Jan 5, 2022: Fired Mount Royal University professor says she plans to appeal Amazon.ca: Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry: The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation by Frances Widdowson – Oct. 24 2008 Amazon.ca: Separate but Unequal: How Parallelist Ideology Conceals Indigenous Dependency by Frances Widdowson – Nov. 5 2019 The Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship change.org Petition, Jan 26, 2023: Stop Frances Widdowson from Speaking at University of Lethbridge Justice Centre, Oct 15, 2019: Nicholas Mcleod v. Mount Royal University LinkedIn: Paul Viminitz--Professor at University of Lethbridge CanLII, Oct 9, 1997: Eldridge v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 1997 CanLII 327 (SCC), [1997] 3 SCR 624 Inside Higher Ed, Mar 20, 2017: 'Hijacking a Fundamental Right' Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E28 Over 500 Days and No Bail

We discuss the Coutts Four who have spent over 500 days in jail without bail awaiting trial on conspiracy to murder and weapons charges after the Coutts border protest last year. Some are now calling them political prisoners. Then we dive into the debate over the potential criminalization of Residential School "denialism." And we end with an examination of remarks made by a judge while convicting a man of not wearing a mask on a plane during the Covid panic. Gord MaGill in Newsweek, Jul 13, 2023: Justin Trudeau's Political Prisoners CBC, Sep 7, 2022: Alberta men accused in plot to murder Mounties saw undercover cops as 'girls' who could help: court records Ottawa Citizen, Jul 27, 2022: 'Take those shackles off': Tamara Lich released on bail, again Rebel News, Jul 19, 2023: Four men who were charged with conspiracy at the Coutts Blockade will be back in court on July 25 Senate of Canada: Honouring the Children Who Never Came Home: Truth, Education and Reconciliation CBC, May 10, 2022: Why Canada's plan to criminalize Holocaust denial could be unconstitutional — and redundant Hymie Rubenstein in True North, Jun 22, 2023: Criminalizing Indian Residential School “Denialism” Rebel News, Aug 31, 2022: Kamloops: The Buried Truth documentary CBC, May 27, 2021: Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says The Dorchester Review, Jun 23, 2023: The Kamloops ‘Discovery’: A Fact-Check Two Years Later Indian Residential Schools Research Group Michelle Stirling on Mediumn, Jul 10, 2023: Indian Residential Schools — The Untold Story of A Lifeboat for the Least of Society Kevin Martin in The Calgary Sun, Jul 20, 2023: Judge reminds anti-masker of responsibility to fellow citizens Cochrane Library, Jan 30, 2023: Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses Hot Air, Jul 18, 2923: NYT casually drops a truth bomb: about 30% of "COVID deaths" weren't from COVID BBC, Jan 10, 2023: Excess deaths in 2022 among worst in 50 years Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E27 The Affirmative Action Case

In what might be called US Supreme Court decisions Part 2, lawyer Marty Moore follows last week's episode on the Creative LLC USSC ruling with a review of the affirmative action ruling issued at roughly the same time. The case itself will have little impact on Canada because we have embedded affirmative action in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Supreme Court of the United States: Opinions of the Court Supreme Court of the United States, Jun 29, 2023: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College Students for Fair Admissions Justice Laws Website: Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Robert Barnes in The Washington Post, Jun 29, 2023: Supreme Court rejects race-based affirmative action in college admissions USA Today via MSN, Jul 6, 2023: After Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling, race-based scholarships under scrutiny Constitution Annotated: Fourteenth Amendment Britannica: Jim Crow law, United States [1877-1954] National Archives: Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Britannica: Bakke decision (from Jun 28, 1978) Reason, May 12, 2020: An Interesting Historical Note About the Bakke Case Britannica: Bollinger decisions (from Jun 23, 2003) Spencer Brown in Townhall, Jun 29, 2023: Clarence Thomas' Concurring Opinion on Affirmative Action Is Incredible The Christian Science Monitor, Jun 29, 2023: With affirmative action gone, California shows what may come next BBC, Jun 14, 2023: Starbucks ordered to pay $25m to ex-employee in racial discrimination case Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E26 The Creative Case

Lawyer Marty Moore explores the US Supreme Court's reasoning in the Creative LLC versus Colorado decision. Is it, as the mainstream media claimed, a blow against gay rights? Is it a victory for freedom of expression? Marty also draws an interesting parallel between this current US ruling and a Canadian case from over 20 years ago. Supreme Court of the United States: Opinions of the Court Supreme Court of the United States, Jun 30, 2023 (PDF): 303 Creative LLC et al v. Elenis et al. Justice Centre, Dec 3, 2018: Bill 24 legal challenge heard by Court of Appeal in Calgary today The Guardian, Jun 29, 2023: Key document may be fake in LGBTQ+ rights case before US supreme court AP, Jun 30, 2023: The man named in the Supreme Court’s gay rights ruling says he didn’t request a wedding website NBC, Jun 4, 2018: In narrow ruling, Supreme Court gives victory to baker who refused to make cake for gay wedding Christian Post, Jun 30, 2023: Supreme Court vacates ruling against Christian bakers punished for not making lesbian wedding cake Justice Centre, Jun 29, 2021: Court rules against federal government on denial of Canada Summer Jobs Funding Christine Van Geyn in The National Post, Jun 26, 2023: College of Psychologists attacks Jordan Peterson in court Paula Simons in The Edmonton Journal, May 2, 2018: Eighty years ago, the Edmonton Journal won a Pulitzer Prize. Let's remember why CanLII, Jun 17, 2002: Brockie v. Brillinger (No. 2), 2002 LifeSite News, Apr 15, 2004: Scott Brockie Loses Decision at Court of Appeals, On the Hook for $40,000 Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E25 Reclaiming Parental Rights

Marty Moore discusses a parent's right to know what is happening to their child in school. This follows a story out of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, which resulted in the education minister suspending Planned Parenthood from giving sex ed presentations in schools. Marty reads from anonymized affidavits of girls and boys, filed in Alberta's Bill 24 case from a few years ago. These are quite relevant today in the debate about sexual education, gender identity and parental rights. SaskToday, Jun 22, 2023: Duncan suspends Planned Parenthood from presenting in schools Regina Leader-Post, Jun 27, 2023: Education minister stands behind Planned Parenthood suspension Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of Theresa Ng, Sworn Apr 5, 2018 Justice Centre, Sep 20, 2019: Constitutional challenge to Bill 24 discontinued following repeal of School Act Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of A.A., Sworn Jan 18, 2019 Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of J.P., Sworn May 23, 2018 Daily Caller, Aug 11, 2022: 1,000 Families To Sue World’s Largest Pediatric Gender Clinic, Lawyer Says New York Post, Jan 24, 2022: California mother claims teachers manipulated her daughter to change her gender identity Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of J.J., Sworn Jun 26, 2019 Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of K.K. (parent of J. J.), Sworn Jun 26, 2019 Justice Centre PDF: Affidavit of B.B., Sworn Jan 18, 2019 The Post Millennial, Jun 27, 2023: Adults expose themselves to children at Toronto Pride Parade Michael Higgins in The National Post, Jun 13, 2023: Justin Trudeau dismisses parental rights as 'far right CBC via MSN, Jun 27, 2023: Poilievre tells Trudeau to 'butt out' of New Brunswick's policy on LGBTQ students CBC, Jun 29, 2023: Political revolt amid LGBTQ changes in New Brunswick True North, Jun 30, 2023: N.B. PC Party executives say “silent majority” supports Higgs amid push for leadership review Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E24 Justice Brown Out

We look at the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown, who stepped down at the beginning of June to end a Canadian Judicial Council investigation. John says the loss of this judge will negatively impact the country's top court. And we also discuss Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Wagner's recent complaint that the media is showing very much interest in the courts these days. Leonid Sirota in The National Post, Jun 21, 2023: Image-conscious Supreme Court Chief Justice failed Russell Brown Brian Greenspan and Julianna Greenspan in The National Post, Mar 26, 2023: Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown a victim of social media manipulation CTV News, Jun 12, 2023: Supreme Court Justice Russell Brown retires, ending judicial review Jamie Sarkonak in The National Post, Jun 12, 2023: Russell Brown quits, condemning Canada to Trudeau's activist Supreme Court Toronto Star, Jun 22, 2018: Canada’s top judge says Supreme Court should provide leadership at a time when fundamental values are being undermined in the world Heather Mallick in the Toronto Star, Mar 15, 2023: From rigid and rule-bound to roguish and free-range (original title "From skunks to judges — when did the rules change?") Justice Centre, Jun 15, 2018: Freedom of association rejected by Supreme Court of Canada in Trinity Western ruling Justice Centre, May 20, 2019: 2019 Judicial Freedom Index Supreme Court of Canada, Dec 13, 1990: R. v. Keegstra Supreme Court of Canada, May 18, 2005: Harper v. Canada (Attorney General) National Post Editorial via MSN, Jun 18, 2023: Russell Brown's departure leaves Supreme Court free to trample on liberties Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Jun 22, 2023: Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner notes decline in press coverage of courts at CBA forum Bruce Pardy in The National Post, Jun 2, 2022: Supreme Court undermined by chief justice condemning freedom convoy Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E23 Lowering the Bar for Hate Speech?

Lawyer Marty Moore outlines an important hate speech case going before the Ontario Court of Appeal on June 21. The Crown is arguing that the trial judge, who acquitted protestor Bill Whatcott, makes it too hard to convict Canadians who express their opinions about sexual behaviour they disagree with. The Justice Centre represents an intervenor who argues that criticizing sexual behaviour is not the same as advocating for genocide. Justice Centre, May 15, 2023: Advocacy against gay sex equated to seeking eradication of gay men in hate speech case at Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Centre Document (PDF): Whatcott v The King, Appellant's Factum Free to Care BBC Ethics Guide: Religions and circumcision CanLII, Dec 18, 1950: Boucher v. The King New York Post, Jun 13, 2023: John Hopkins University refers to lesbians as ‘non-men attracted to non-men’ in new LGBTQ glossary Daily Mail, Jun 13, 2023: 'Non-man (formerly known as woman)': JK Rowling hits out at US university after it declared a lesbian as 'a non-man who is attracted to a non-man' FEE, Jan 14, 2023: Hate Speech Laws: The Best Arguments for Them—and Against Them AIER, Dec 6, 2019: The Link Between Prosperity and Freedom Is Even Stronger than You Think Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E22 Covid Panic Flashbacks

John talks about some concerns he has about an action committee established back in May 2020 to assist Canada's court systems with health and safety. We then tackle other issues like the sad case of Sheila Lewis, a study on the negative impacts of lockdowns, a column about equating speech with violence, and Tucker Carlson's new media show on Twitter. Western Standard, Jun 8, 2023: Canada’s top judge and federal justice minister co-chaired COVID committee for years Canadian Lawyer Magazine, May 12, 2020: Action committee to boost court operations amid COVID-19 launched Justice Centre, Jun 8, 2023: Supreme Court of Canada declines to hear challenge to Covid-19 vaccine mandate for transplant candidates Telegraph, Jun 4, 2023: Lockdown benefits ‘a drop in the bucket compared to the costs’, landmark study finds Institute of Economic Affairs, Jun 5, 2023: Did lockdowns work? The verdict on Covid restrictions Justice Centre: George Jonas Freedom Award Brian Lilley in the Toronto Sun, Jun 7, 2023: Lack of judges may see man accused of molesting daughter walk Le Monde, Apr 22, 2023: Canadian public servants strike for right to work from home Letter from Dr. Eric Payne to CPSAC, Sep 14, 2021 (PDF): RE: Mandatory mRNA vaccine mandate for Alberta physicians Holly Doan on Twitter, Jun 6, 2023: "DOCUMENTS: @Safety_Canada on 1st day of #FreedomConvoy issued false bulletin that truckers ransacked federal offices... Rebel News, Jun 6, 2023: Ottawa released a 'fake' security bulletin against Freedom Convoy, refuses to disclose source CTV, Oct 31, 2022: Texts give insight into feds' communications strategy before 'Freedom Convoy' arrival Jonathan Turley, Jun 5, 2023: "Your Speech Is Violence": How The Mob Is Using A New Mantra To Justify Campus Violence Daily Mail, Jun 7, 2023: Tucker Carlson 'broke the media matrix' with his first Twitter broadcast... Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E21 A Right to Donate

We open with the case of Constable Michael Brisco of the Windsor Police Service. With the help of the Justice Centre, he is appealing his conviction for Discreditable Conduct resulting from his donation to the Freedom Convoy. There follows a discussion about free speech and the elites, and a review of the Canada Day fireworks controversies in cities across the country. We finish by parsing a recent column and court case that suggest the era of the courts reading new rights into the Charter is over. Justice Centre, Jun 1, 2023: Windsor Officer Appealing his Conviction for Making a $50 Donation to the Freedom Convoy Supreme Court of Canada, May 18, 2004: Harper v. Canada (Attorney General) CBC, Feb 7, 2022: Court grants injunction to silence honking in downtown Ottawa for 10 days David Kupelian in WND, May 29, 2023: Why today's elites literally can't stand free speech Daniel Klein in the Brownstone Institute, May 31, 2023: Misinformation Is a Word We Use to Shut You Up Global News, May 22, 2023: Calgary’s Canada Day fireworks pilot not a council decision: councillor CityNews, May 24, 2023: Criticism continues over Calgary's choice to can Canada Day fireworks True North, May 25, 2023: City of Calgary folds, reinstates firework show following outrage CTV News, May 25, 2023: Vancouver mayor 'incredibly disappointed' in port authority's decision to cancel Canada Day fireworks CTV News, May 23, 2023: Canada Day celebrations cancelled at Nathan Phillips Square this year. Here's why CTV News, May 26, 2023: 'A fractious history': Planning of Canada Day festivities sparks controversy John Ivison in The National Post, Jun 2, 2023: A harsh rebuke from the bench for a Supreme Court on the 'loose' CanLII, Jan 20, 2023: Boloh 1(A) v. Canada, 2023 FC 98 (CanLII) Supreme Court of Canada, Nov 5, 2020: Quebec (Attorney General) v. 9147-0732 Québec inc. Supreme Court of Canada, Apr 24, 1985: R. v. Big M Drug Mart Ltd. Justice Centre, Aug 11, 2020: Baker et. al. v. Canada (Passports) Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E20 A Case for All Regulated Professions

Lawyer Lisa Bildy (Twitter @LDBildy) joins Kevin to discuss Amy Hamm's case. Supported by the Justice Centre, Lisa has been defending the BC nurse against charges from her regulatory body, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, over her gender critical views. Later, Lisa talks about the recent Ontario Law Society bencher elections where her slate--running on a platform opposing financial bloat, mission creep and wokeness--lost to a group of establishment candidates. Justice Centre, Jul 10, 2021: BC College of Nurses and Midwives v. Amy Hamm Justice Centre, Jul 4, 2022: “Medically inaccurate” charge dropped against nurse facing discipline for gender critical statements Megyn Kelly on Youtube, Feb 3, 2023: Nurse May Lose License for Believing in Biological Sex, with Amy Hamm Justice Centre, Jan 10, 2023: Justice Centre continues to defend nurse Amy Hamm’s Charter rights today before disciplinary panel The Spectator, Jan 20, 2021: Tavistock gender clinic whistleblowers have been vindicated BC Provincial Health Services Aut hority, Feb 16, 2023: WPATH SOC-8: Changes to gender-affirming surgery in B.C. New York Post, Mar 2, 2023: Kayla Lemieux, Canadian teacher with size-Z prosthetic breasts, placed on paid leave CBC, Oct 6, 2020: Sask. nurse who was disciplined over Facebook comments wins court appeal Justice Centre, Nov 12, 2020: Dr. Christopher Milburn v. Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons CTV News, May 24, 2023: Emergency room doctors pen letter outlining health-care crisis in Alberta Global News, Jan 4, 2023: Jordan Peterson says Ontario psychologist licence may be suspended over public statements Law Times, May 1, 2023: Good Governance Coalition sweeps Law Society of Ontario bencher election Bruce Pardy in The National Post, Mar 7, 2023: Ontario lawyers must vote against the woke onslaught Bruce Pardy in The National Post, Mar 7, 2023: Law Society rebellion has been vanquished. Long live the equity revolution! Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E19 Manufacturing Hate

John discusses his latest column on Carolyn Burjoski, followed by commentary on the arrest of teenager Josh Alexander in Calgary. That brings us to the subject of the hate industry in Canada and the US. We finish with topics like the Rebel News's CBC-Twitter exposé, Linda Frum's victory in court, and remarks from US Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. John Carpay in The Justice Centre, May 17, 2023: Free-speech teacher fights back against a woke school board Justice Centre, Jan 10, 2023: Justice Centre continues to defend nurse Amy Hamm’s Charter rights today before disciplinary panel Josh Alexander on Twitter May 17, 2023: "According to Calgary police, my views were too "inflammatory" to be expressed near the Western Canada HS..." Calgary Herald, May 17, 2023: Anti-transgender protesters confronted outside Calgary high school LifeSite News, Feb 6, 2023: Ontario police arrest Josh Alexander, who protested boys in girls’ bathrooms, for attending class American Greatness, May 16, 2023: The Hate Industry Canadian Anti-Hate Network Canada Heritage, Jun 29, 2022: Government of Canada and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network launch Anti-Hate toolkit for Canadian schools Kellie-Jay Keen's site Standing for Women Toronto Star, Feb 25, 2023: Justin Trudeau rips Conservatives over Tory MPs’ meeting with known extremist Rebel News, May 4, 2023: Docs show CBC president pushed Twitter to censor its critics News Lists: 181 Hate Crime Hoaxes Good Reads: Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War by Wilfred Reilly Racket News, May 19, 2023: A Century of Censorship Globe and Mail, May 16, 2023: Former Conservative senator Linda Frum wins defamation case she says was designed to silence her Brownstone Institute, May 18, 2023: Justice Neil Gorsuch Speaks Out Against Lockdowns and Mandates John Carpay in The National Post, May 18, 2023: Rights were trampled upon during COVID. Let's make sure that doesn't happen again Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E18 The Cultural Rot Continues

We begin with an article that states 1 in 4 Canadians support euthanasia for the poor and homeless. Then, on the topic of appointing enough judges, John finds himself in complete agreement with Canada's Supreme Court Chief Justice. And we finish on the subject of free speech which revolves around an article titled, "The Censorship-Industrial Complex." Daniel Greenfield in Front Page Magazine, May 8, 2023: 1 in 4 Canadians Agree With Euthanizing the Poor--Among those 18-34, 40% support death for the poor. LifeSite, Jun 16, 2022: Born-alive abortions are common in Canada, and few leaders seem to care Forbes, Aug 15, 2022: Canada’s New Euthanasia Laws Carry Upsetting Nazi-Era Echoes, Warns Expert Martin Regg Cohn in the Toronto Star, Mar 29, 2021: Canada must make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory Science Alert, May 11, 2023: Most COVID-19 Deaths May Be The Result of a Completely Different Infection CBC via Yahoo, May 9, 2023: Chief justice warns Trudeau that judicial vacancies are putting criminal trials at risk CBC, May 11, 2023: Suspect in fatal stabbing of Edmonton mother and child had lengthy, violent record Racket News via ZeroHedge, May 10, 2023: The Censorship-Industrial Complex: Top 50 Organizations To Know Brodie Fenlon in the CBC, May 9, 2023: The threats to press freedom in Canada and the world Jamie Sarkonak in The National Post, May 10, 2023: The CRTC is coming for the internet, just as Trudeau intended CRTC: Myths and Facts about Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act Good Reads: Animal Farm by George Orwell Edmonton Journal, Sep 19, 2022: Alberta's lieutenant-governor once stopped controversial legislation. Could it happen again? Tristan Hopper in The National Post, May 10, 2023: The wacky policies adopted by the Liberals at their recent convention Victor Davis Hanson in American Greatness, May 7, 2023: The Impending Thermidor Reaction in Jacobin America Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show


S04E17 Recommendations and a Petition

John reviews some of the things he heard and said at the National Citizens Inquiry into Canada's Response to Covid-19 in Red Deer where, in his testimony, he put 18 recommendations on the record. He then tells us about a new Justice Centre petition to lobby the federal government into limiting the use of digital IDs. We discuss the global attack on free speech, and finish up by looking at a new report on the poor economic recovery, following the pandemic restrictions, in downtowns across North America. UPDATE: Justice Centre Petition to protect Canadians’ privacy and stop centralized digital ID Justice Centre Weekly on Youtube, Apr 28, 2023: Testifying on the Impacts of Covid-19 at NCI with John Carpay National Citizens Inquiry on Rumble, May 4, 2023: John Carpay's Testimony on Legal Representation Against COVID Mandates National Citizens Inquiry - Canada's Response to Covid-19 National Citizens Inquiry on Rumble, May 4, 2023: Dr. Eric Payne's Testimony on the Dangers of COVID-19 "Vaccines" for Children National Citizens Inquiry on Rumble, May 4, 2023: Canada Deviated From Strategic Pandemic Response Lt. Colonel David Redman Justice Centre, Apr 4, 2023: Digital ID, Surveillance, and the Value of Privacy Gov of Canada: Privacy Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21) Michael Shellenberger and Alex Gutentag in Zerohedge, May 3, 2023: World On Cusp Of Woke Totalitarianism As Governments Act To End Freedom Of Speech Justice Centre, Apr 28, 2023: Justice Centre’s Statement on Bill C-11, The Online Streaming Act, receiving Royal Assent Toronto Sun, May 5, 2023: CRTC mulls banning Fox News after complaint from LGBTQ2 group The Canadian Press via Global News, Feb 4, 2022: Liberals to reintroduce anti-hate bill ‘as soon as possible,’ minister says Charles J. Chaput Quotes on Goodreads: "Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant, then it tries to silence good." University of Toronto, School of Cities, Apr 25, 2023: Death of Downtown? Pandemic Recovery Trajectories across 63 North American Cities The Globe and Mail, Apr 3, 2023: Canada’s downtown office vacancy rate hits 19 per cent as workers embrace remote work CTV News, May 3, 2023: PSAC strike signals shifting perception of remote work Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens Support the show