Current Cases

See the Cases the Advocate Supports!

For years, General Counsel and President Carol Crosson has advocated for those whose rights are threatened. She continues to do so for Rights and Freedoms Advocate. 

These are the cases the Advocate is supporting right now all across Canada.

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Emanuel v. Ryerson Students’ Union et al is in a preliminary hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Emanuel, a survivor of sexual trauma, is a woman of colour with a medical disability. What raw irony - the very campus offering “equity services” has discriminated against the recipient of those services

A university professor has come under fire for simply questioning Critical Race Theory. In today’s culture, this seems to not be permitted, even and especially on a university campus where free speech ostensibly thrives. If students and faculty can’t openly discuss this and other issues, how does this bode for academic freedom and democratic discourse?

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Woman with Mask

When a woman went shopping during the height of COVID-19, she wore a face shield instead of a mask due to her health condition, for which she had a medical exemption. A few days later, when she tried to order drop off prescriptions, she was told her account was frozen and that the store would not fill her prescription. No one should be harassed and evicted from a store because they wear a face shield instead of a mask due to a medical condition, for which they have an exemption.

Vancouver street preacher Steven Brown was charged with mischief and causing a disturbance for simply continuing to share a Biblical message on Vancouver streets. The Advocate is supporting Steven in defending against these charges.



In Bradley v. Rye Eye Publishing, the Advocate is supporting Jonathan Bradley in suing Rye Eye Publishing when its student campus newspaper fired him for sharing the Bible's views on sexuality on social media. 

In the case of Guelph and Area Right to Life v. City of Guelph, the Advocate is supporting GRTL in suing the City for removing three of its ads as a result of the opinion of a private advertising agent. 



In the case of Zaki v University of Manitoba, the Advocate is supporting  a medical student who was expelled from the College of Medicine because when other students anonymously complained about him sharing his beliefs on social media, he refused to recant those beliefs. 

In the case of Toronto Right to Life Association v. Canada, the Advocate is supporting a charity whose purpose is to support sanctity of life when the government rejected its application for summer student job funding because it would not swear to the Liberal government’s attestation in support of abortion.