The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) announced today that it is representing a non-profit human rights advocacy group in a court action against the City of Edmonton. The City cancelled bus advertisements that opposed the “honour killings” of women and girls, in response to complaints about the ads. (…)

Edmonton’s decision to pull the ads has prompted a court action to defend freedom of expression as protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench will hear this case on February 20, 2015.

“The City of Edmonton has silenced the voice of a non-profit group that wants to assist Canadian women and girls, protect them from honour killings, and promote gender equality,” stated lawyer John Carpay, president of the JCCF.