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John Carpay

Lawyer John Carpay is president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (


CARPAY: Democracy and justice depend on freedom and privacy rights

Supreme Court rule on political advertising that requires organizations to register with the government when spending more than $1,000 is a violation of charter rights.

John Carpay / Feb 7, 2019

Canadian News

CARPAY: Progressive intolerance hurts the cause of diversity

Socially conservative opinions about gender, marriage and sexual morality may have moved from majority status to minority status in Canada, but that does not make them “hateful” any more than post-modernist or hedonist perspectives on sexuality are “hateful.”

John Carpay / Jan 19, 2019

Opinion, News Analysis

CARPAY: Can a 14-year old girl decide on permanent infertility, facial hair and a male voice?

B.C. Children’s Hospital intends to inject testosterone into the 14-year-old girl, claiming she understands the nature and risks of the proposed treatment, regardless of what her father thinks.

John Carpay / Jan 11, 2019


CARPAY: Free speech trampled in the name of human rights

For the state to compel people to say things they believe to be false, under threat of penalty, is a violation of human dignity.

John Carpay / Jan 1, 2019

Canadian News

The government retreats from compelled speech on Summer Jobs program

No more forced speech, but censorship of the “wrong” opinions continues.

John Carpay / Dec 15, 2018

Canadian News

On the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Canada has room for improvement

While Canada excels in certain areas, it falls behind on issues like freedom of expression and recognition of the family

John Carpay / Dec 10, 2018


CARPAY: Twitter is not a neutral platform and Meghan Murphy has proven it

When Twitter banned leading Canadian feminist Meghan Murphy, it once again showed itself to be an ideological echo chamber, unwilling to serve as a forum for the free exchange of ideas.

John Carpay / Nov 30, 2018


CARPAY: The indispensable value of defending the speech you disagree with

Imposing security fees on a pro-life group at University of Alberta "empowers unruly mobs to suppress free speech"

John Carpay / Nov 22, 2018

Canadian News

CARPAY: 16 Vancouver women facing human rights complaints for refusing to wax transgender woman's male genitalia

One of them, Shelah Poyer, is a single mom who works out of her home. JY was willing to withdraw his complaint in exchange for $2,500. If JY is demanding similar sums from the other 14 women, he stands to receive as much as $35,000 for dropping his human rights complaints.

John Carpay / Nov 6, 2018


CARPAY: Security fees silence the Left as well as the Right

The Wilfrid Laurier University censorship soap opera continues.

John Carpay / Oct 25, 2018


CARPAY: David Eggen is bullying Alberta’s religious schools into dropping religious policies

. In September of 2018, religious schools across Alberta received threatening letters from the office of the education minister, demanding they drop spiritual teachings and content from their anti-bullying policies.

John Carpay / Oct 16, 2018

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