Saskatchewan Tag

07 Jan 2014 Reminder: Petition for Free Expression

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has provided a petition (click here) petition (click here) calling on the Legislature of BC, AB, and SK to amend their respective human rights codes and acts to protect free expression. We encourage our readers to print it off, get some signatures, and follow the instructions on the petition:
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12 Jul 2013 Video Interview: How BC, AB, and SK can Stand Up for Free Speech!

Stand Up for Freedom Canada sat down with John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms , after a presentation he made for Alberta ARPA chapters in Edmonton this spring. In this video Mr. Carpay explains the work he does and the opportunity for Western Canadians to stand up for freedom by reforming their human rights codes.
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25 Nov 2008 Saskatchewan government sued over same-sex marriage rites

Canwest News Service, November 25, 2008: SASKATOON -- Two law firms are suing the Saskatchewan government over the issue of marriage commissioners being required to perform same-sex marriages. The claimant in the case is Orville Nichols, who was found guilty in May of violating the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for not performing a same-sex marriage three years ago. The couple involved, identified by tribunal order only as M.J. and B.R., was later married by another commissioner. Keep reading this story from tha National Post here. ...

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29 Sep 2008 Politicians, not courts, at fault for assault on free speech

John Carpay, Calgary Herald -  September 27, 2008Should Bill Whatcott be required to pay $17,500 to four individuals who were offended by the flyers he distributed? In 2001 and 2002, Whatcott distributed flyers articulating his opposition to teaching homosexuality in Saskatoon's public schools. In making his case that this would harm children, he said "Sodomites" were trying to spread their "filth" and "perversion." The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal must rule on whether the contents of Whatcott's flyers are "extreme" enough to justify this $17,500 human rights tribunal ruling. The court's...

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14 Aug 2008 Rights group wins intervener status in Whatcott appeal

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix - 2008.07.23REGINA (SNN) - A Canadian advocacy group with a stated mission of protecting constitutional freedom has been allowed to intervene in an appeal launched by a former Regina man over his anti-gay literature. On Tuesday, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Justice Darla Hunter granted the Canadian Constitution Foundation intervener status in Bill Whatcott's appeal. He's hoping to overturn a Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal decision which found he had violated the province's Human Rights Code when he distributed anti-gay flyers in...

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07 Aug 2008 Letter: ‘Sacred texts’ can’t be hate speech

National Post - 2008.07.23Re: "The Company Muslims Keep," Jonathan Kay, July 22.In the midst of the points communicated by Jonathan Kay is a comment on Canadian law that is in need of clarification. While the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission did find the passage from Leviticus to be hate speech, their decision was overturned by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada intervened in the case to attain the decision that "sacred texts" cannot in and of themselves be considered hate speech....

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