Interview with David Craig, on "Return to Reason," November 9, 2022
Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Nov. 25, 2021
Epoch Times, Nov. 22, 2021
Panelists: Dr. Ari Joffe, Lisa Bildy, David Redman, Danielle Smith and Jocelyn Bamford
Epoch Times, April 9, 2021
Profile in Canadian Lawyer Magazine, April 1, 2021
Epoch Times, September 17, 2020
Reproduced on New Discourses, June 2020
Financial Post, May 14, 2019
In partnership with The Democracy Fund and Law Professor Bruce Pardy, Libertas Law commenced an urgent lawsuit against Western University on behalf of five Western students who object to the university’s unlawful collection of personal health information and mandatory vaccination policy: https://www.thedemocracyfund.ca/tdf_filling_lawsuit_western_university
The matter was argued on September 19, 2022 and a decision released by the court on September 23, denying the application. An appeal has now been filed with the Ontario Court of Appeal. It will not likely be heard until after the current academic year. https://www.thedemocracyfund.ca/western_students_to_appeal_decision_on_privacy_rights_and_booster_mandate
TNC News: Western’s “unconscionable” vaccine mandate violates privacy law, students allege
CBC News: 5 Western University students seek injunction to block COVID-19 booster shot mandate
Western Gazette: Western sued over vaccine mandates
CBC Radio Interview: A court case is brewing against Western University's booster-shot mandate
Western Gazette: Students to appeal vaxx lawsuit verdict
Western Standard: Western students to appeal decision on privacy rights and booster policy
This is a disciplinary matter, proceeding to a hearing in September of 2022. Ms. Hamm is a nurse who was investigated by her regulatory College after public complaints about her online commentary on gender ideology. Recently, the College changed its citation against Ms. Hamm to remove the allegation that her commentary constituted "medical misinformation". Ms. Hamm's representation is funded by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which has retained Ms. Bildy, along with BC lawyer Karen Bastow, to continue carriage of the matter.
"Hamm’s case will set an important precedent for regulating professionals who engage in the public policy debates," Bildy said in the JCCF news release. "The College is tasked with keeping patients safe and regulating the profession in the public interest. Their job is not to give social justice activists a tool for ‘cancelling’ people with whom they do not agree or who have opinions outside of a narrow orthodoxy," she said.
Epoch Times article: BC Nurses’ Regulator Drops ‘Medically Inaccurate’ Allegation in Charge Against Nurse for Endorsing Sex-Based Rights
Lisa Bildy argued this human rights case on behalf of a young child who was told by her teacher that there is no such thing as boys and girls. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms and its donors generously funded the case. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, the case was unsuccessful.
For more details (before the decision), see Pam Buffone (the child's mother) in Canadian Gender Report: "Transgender Ideology in Our Schools – Crossing the Line of Gender Discrimination?" and Barbara Kay in the National Post: "When gender rights only protect those who do not fit stereotypes: Grade 1 students at an Ontario school were told 'there’s no such thing as boys and girls'"
Pamela Buffone's case summary on Canadian Gender Report: "Tribunal avoids putting guardrails on how gender identity theory can be taught"
Epoch Times: Human Rights Tribunal Dismisses Gender Identity Discrimination Case, as Child’s Mother Decries ‘New Political Dogma’ in Schools
CBC: Tribunal rules 'teachable moment' on gender identity did not breach Grade 1 student's rights
National Post: Grade 1 teacher who said boys and girls no different in 'gender fluidity' lesson cleared by rights tribunal
Globe and Mail: Court dismisses gender identity discrimination case as schools see increased pressure from social conservatives
This case, on which Lisa Bildy was co-counsel with Jay Cameron while a staff lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, was argued before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal:
"Ms. Bildy told the panel that fundamental freedoms protected by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms have been increasingly constrained under the guise of keeping Canadians safe from words or ideas that others have decided they shouldn’t be exposed to. 'And that is how we find ourselves here today discussing a case where a court has held that a man’s family name could be interpreted as promoting sexualized violence against women and girls,” Ms. Bildy said. “Where a single, anonymous busybody could successfully move the state to reverse 27 years of acceptance of Mr. Grabher’s licence plate to swiftly clamp down on the expression of that name in a public forum.'"
Unfortunately, the court ruled against Mr. Grabher and leave to appeal to the SCC was denied.
Globe and Mail: Nova Scotia man appeals revocation of personalized ‘Grabher’ licence plate
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