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 (“UR Pride”).
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.
Protecting Student's Free Speech on Campus
Freedoms Advocate has been providing legal support to a student who shared his views at his post-secondary institution in order to encourage civil discourse on racial matters and now faces discipline by his university.
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. A campus offering “equity services” has allegedly discriminated against the recipient of those services.
Medical Professionals Freedom of Speech and Expression During COVID-19
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.
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.