Justice with John Carpay

Justice with John Carpay

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.


May 29, 2023 57 mins

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 ...

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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.

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May 15, 2023 58 mins

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."

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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 reco...

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April 25, 2023 61 mins

We begin with an excerpt from a Justice Centre video in which our client, school trustee Linda Stone, explains why she is suing the Durham District School Board. John explains why he sees this as an important case. Then we discuss the politicization of the legal profession with reference to the Ontario Law Society bencher elections. Finally, John gives us a preview of his presentation to the National Citizens Inquiry into Canada&ap...

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April 18, 2023 59 mins

We discuss the Justice Centre report "Digital ID, Surveillance, and the Value of Privacy" by our Education Programs Coordinator Luke Neilson. The report makes a distinction between the benefits of some types of digital IDs--like better authentication of a person's identity--and more invasive types that collect and centralize large amounts of personal information which may be abused. Later in the show we shine a spotl...

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April 12, 2023 58 mins

John visited Quebec last week to meet with Justice Centre supporters there. Then we move on to the subject of protest bubble zones around drag events as they are being proposed by the Ontario NDP. Following that, John announces a new Justice Centre case that’s about to be filed. And then we talk about the dubious dodge where bureaucrats say they are unable to comment, or provide further information, on something because it is "...

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April 3, 2023 60 mins

John announces the 2023 recipient of the Justice Centre's annual George Jonas Freedom Award. He gives a history of the award and explains the reasons this year's winner was chosen. Later in the show we discuss how governments are getting desperate as their attempts to limit rights--particularly free speech on the internet--get rapidly exposed by citizens who no longer fear speaking out.

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March 28, 2023 54 mins

We tackle the topic of delays in the justice system from a different angle. There is evidence that the problem is more than inadequate funding. John grants this may be true and, citing Canadian health care as an example, observes that fixing large government systems can take a very long time. Then we look beyond the Charter in the Jost case. Several rights violations are cited in this challenge to the invocation of the Emergency Ac...

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Lawyer Allison Pejovic joins Kevin to discuss the issues involving the trans community in the City of Calgary, particularly concerning the access to women's change rooms and bathrooms by pre-surgery trans versus the rights of women and children to female-only safe spaces. Allison describes an Ontario human rights case she is involved with from 2020, Yaniv v. Canada Galaxy Pageants, a similar issue, that has yet to be adjudicat...

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March 14, 2023 60 mins

We cover four subjects, starting with an update on the City of Calgary and its latest bylaw to curtail free expression. Then we talk about Bill C-11, an attempt by the federal government to gain control over speech on the internet using the CRTC. From there we move on to the subject of de-banking to try and determine if there are any rights violations. We finish with a discussion of 15-minute cities and their potential to limit mob...

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March 7, 2023 60 mins

John gives his take on the City of Calgary's street harassment bylaw in the wake of protests against drag queen story hour in public libraries. No government takes away rights without promising something in return, and here they are promising—yet again—"safety." In the last ten minutes, John and Kevin discuss the news that the Chinese government has been interfering in Canadian elections, and they try to determine wh...

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February 28, 2023 63 mins

A tweet has been going around that lists the many things authorities got wrong during the pandemic. Kevin and John use this to kick off a discussion about what questions a public Covid commission, like the one Alberta, should be asking. As John notes, the Justice Centre has produced a number of expert reports for various court challenges that could prove useful.

Justin Hart on Twitter, Feb 23, 2023: "To repeat. They. ...

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February 22, 2023 55 mins

John takes a look through the first volume of the Public Order Emergency Commission's report–released on February 17. He finds evidence of bias from the authors, particularly when writing about the beliefs of the protestors, which, John says, should have no relevance on whether the invocation of the Emergencies Act was justified. At the end of the show, John focuses on the report's Recommendation 53, which he calls a fron...

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February 14, 2023 55 mins

Trucker and Freedom Convoy organizer Chris Barber joins the podcast from his home near Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He reflects on the Convoy and his testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission. He tells us what he hopes for from the Commission’s upcoming Final Report, which will be released on February 20, 2023.

Disclaimer: The podcast is slightly edited for purposes of accuracy.

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February 6, 2023 75 mins

John reviews the book Hitler's Justice: The Courts of the Third Reich by Ingo Muller about the culpability of the German legal system--judges, lawyers and academics--during the Nazi years. The author argues, and John agrees, that justice was not done after WWII. John also points to signs that may foreshadow a rise in totalitarianism in our current society.

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January 30, 2023 62 mins

Justice Centre lawyer James Manson gives us an update on the class action lawsuit brought by Zexi Li et al. in Ottawa against those involved in last year's Freedom Convoy, the protestors and the donors. The parties were in court recently arguing a Motion to Amend and a Motion to Strike, trying to resolve who, exactly, is being sued for what. It's not clear and that's a problem.

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January 23, 2023 56 mins

John takes us through a book he recommends, Seven Absolute Rights: Recovering the Historical Foundations of Canada's Rule of Law, by Lakehead University's Ryan Alford. Though it was published in 2020 and written before government lockdowns, John explains why the book gives him hope for the future as we fight to re-establish our rights and freedoms lost in the last few years.

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January 16, 2023 60 mins

Kevin is joined by Justice Centre lawyer Glenn Blackett who discusses his column about the Law Society of Alberta. Last year, the LSA forced its members, on penalty of losing their ability to practice law, to take a course on indigenous culture. Glenn describes the problems he sees with it and says this is a sign of institutional capture. He draws parallels between the LSA re-education and what is happening to Jordan Peterson in On...

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January 9, 2023 61 mins

After Kevin introduces the topic of Jordan Peterson's battle with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, the conversation turns to John's arrest and detention over the holidays, which he wrote about in a Western Standard column. While incarcerated, John thought about two books he read recently, and he summarizes and describes them now. The topic of Jordan Peterson resurfaces at the end of the discussion.


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