Legal Cases

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Regina Civic Awareness
and Action Network (RCAAN)

Freedoms Advocate is providing support to a proposed intervenor, RCAAN, as they seek to intervene in a constitutional challenge brought against the Saskatchewan Government by UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity.

RCAAN believes the best protection for children is within a family setting where parents are involved in all important decisions regarding their children. RCAAN seeks to uphold the best interests of children through their unique support for parental and family rights, including in the context of religious freedom and children with disabilities.

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France Widdowson Fighting 'Wokeness'.

In December of 2021, Dr. Francis Widdowson was terminated from her position as a tenured professor in the Department of Economics, Justice and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (MRU) for criticizing “woke” ideas.

The Freedoms Advocate provided support for Francis Widdowson’s fight for academic freedom and free speech.

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Medical Professionals Freedom of Speech and Expression During COVID-19


Freedoms Advocate supported legal  representation for medical professionals in Canada who were under threat from their colleges for treating COVID-19 reasonably and professionally, as well as for those who questioned COVID-19 policies and are under investigation on that basis.

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Student Protecting Free Speech Within The Classroom

Freedoms Advocate supported representation for a student who shared his views at his post-secondary institution in order to encourage civil discourse on racial matters.

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Emanuel: Student Discriminated Against by Anti-Discrimination Services

Emanuel v. Ryerson Students’ Union et al was in a preliminary hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Emanuel, a survivor of sexual trauma, is a woman of colour with a medical disability. What raw irony – the very campus offering “equity services” has discriminated against the recipient of those services

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Defending the Right to Preach


Vancouver street preacher Steven Brown was charged with mischief and causing a disturbance for simply continuing to share a Biblical message on Vancouver streets. Freedoms Advocate provided support to Pastor Brown in defence against these charges.  

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Zaki v. University of Manitoba

In the case of Zaki v University of Manitoba, Freedoms Advocate is supporting Rafael Zaki, a medical student who was expelled the first time from the College of Medicine because when other students anonymously complained about him sharing his beliefs on social media, he refused to recant those beliefs. Zaki then went to court successfully, and his case was sent back for a new university hearing. 

Zaki needed to go back to court after being expelled again. Mr. Zaki alleged in court documents that the committee that expelled him for the second time misrepresented what happened at his university hearing and expelled him on the basis of that misrepresentation.