James Kitchen is a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The Justice Centre is a charitable organization that provides pro bono legal representation to individuals who have had their constitutional rights violated by government. James earned a BA in History and Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick, where he also earned his law degree in 2016. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 2017 and practices constitutional law, with a particular focus on the fundamental freedoms protected in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. James is the father of two homeschooled children.
David versus Goliath: Litigating Bill 24 in the face of Velvet Totalitarianism
Friday 10:30-11:30AM | Parkland
It’s been one year since a coalition of parents and independent schools launched a court challenge to a multitude of sections of the School Act as amended by Bill 24. Parents and schools have courageously resisted pressure and threats from the Alberta government to defend their constitutional rights. The stakes remain high, both for those involved in the litigation and those whose rights will suffer if the constitutional freedoms violated by Bill 24 are not protected. In this talk, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is leading the challenge to Bill 24, will provide an update on the litigation, discussing events of the last year and commenting on some of the evidence that has been presented to the courts.