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CALGARY, Alberta  (LifeSiteNews) – The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) has announced that John Carpay has returned as its President after a near two-month leave of absence.  

“The Justice Centre is pleased to welcome back John Carpay to resume his responsibilities as President, as he returns from a leave of absence. The Board is taking steps to strengthen governance, and to provide increased independence between the litigation and educational activities of the organization,” said the JCCF in an email sent to members on Monday. 

In speaking with LifeSiteNews, Carpay said he is glad to be back and thanked the many “faithful” JCCF donors for supporting him.  

“I am very happy to be back at work, and very grateful for the faithful support and encouragement of so many donors,” he said. 

“There are big battles to be fought in the weeks, months and years ahead, including vaccine passports and other attacks on our Charter rights and freedom.”  

Carpay took a leave of absence from his role as JCCF president in early July after admitting he had had a Canadian judge and other government officials followed by a private investigator to see if they were breaking local COVID rules.  

In Canada, according to Investigation Hotline, hiring a private detective is legal so long as certain rules are followed and the investigator is licensed to practice in the province where the investigation takes place.  

The JCCF board of directors said at the time that Carpay “owned this mistake, openly, directly, and without reservation” and Mr. Carpay has advised the Board that, effective today, he is taking an indefinite period of leave from his responsibilities at the Justice Centre.” 

The JCCF board said that they were not aware of Carpay’s plans to have a judge followed, saying that “Mr. Carpay has acknowledged that he made the decision unilaterally.”  

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The JCCF had appointed one of its lawyers, Lisa Bildy, to serve as interim president, and in Monday’s message thanked her for her stepping into the role for a time.  

“Ms. Bildy did an excellent job in leading the organization,” the JCCF said.  

In its Monday press release announcing Carpay’s return, the JCCF said that while there is still work “to be done in the coming weeks and months,” the Board recognizes that the organization “needs to end the uncertainty that comes with temporary leadership, to enable the Justice Centre to work more effectively in dealing with unprecedented challenges in our society.” 

“The Board is also seeking to streamline and refresh its membership to better respond to demands on the organization,” said the JCCF.  

LifeSiteNews co-founder and managing director Steve Jalsevac said he is pleased to see Carpay back at the helm of the JCCF.  

“LifeSite is relieved that John is back in the saddle at the Justice Centre. We were dismayed when he resigned at a time when all of Canada was in serious need of a too rare, very determined and competent court freedom fighter like John. He has been giving hope and desperately needed support to Canadians who would have otherwise been left alone to fight the current lawless COVID tyranny,” said Jalsevac. 

“We have also been impressed with his huge awareness of all the aspects related to COVID and the vaccines. Canadians are blessed to have a person like John Carpay leading a big part of the fight to defend our freedoms and the rule of law.”  

Carpay founded the JCCF in 2010, saying at the time there was a “desperate need for Canadian university students facing censorship to have reliable and competent legal representation, free of charge, from a team of experienced lawyers.” 

The JCCF has been a strong advocate for the constitutional rights of Canadians and is currently fighting many legal battles on behalf of many clients, notably ones fighting draconian COVID-19 restrictions.  

According to the JCCF, Canada is currently “experiencing a wave of unprecedented Charter violations with the introduction of vaccine passports, and with limitations on mobility, employment, and voting rights.” 

“Every day, hundreds of Canadians are appealing to the Justice Centre for help,” says the JCCF.  

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that COVID-19 jabs will be required throughout Canada starting in October to travel domestically by air, train or boat.   

According to Canada Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, a vaccine passport will be “a key step forward in ensuring Canadians will have the documents they need once it is safe to travel again.”   

The JCCF told LifeSiteNews that they are watching closely Trudeau’s vaccine mandates and passports schemes.  


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