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Justice Centre Youth Event
Sat, 8 April 2017, 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM MDT
The Fight for Justice: Learning to Defend Freedom in Canada Today
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is organizing a one-day youth event titled, "The Fight for Justice: Learning to Defend Freedom in Canada Today." This event will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Alberta Home Education Association, April 8, 2017. Registration is limited to youth ages 12-18.
Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. The freedoms enshrined in the Charter, and the democratic process, affect our lives on a daily basis. However, surveys have shown that most Canadians, and especially high school students, do not have a solid understanding of our fundamental freedoms or of Canada’s democratic process:
How can I influence government?
What should I do if I am accused of “discrimination”?
What do I actually have the freedom to say in public?
What are my rights if I am stopped by police?
How are laws made, and who affects that process?
How can I fight for freedom and justice in Canada?
Without a proper understanding of how freedom and democracy work, many people feel powerless to stand up for their freedoms and make a difference in our society.
Our country is experiencing an unprecedented assault on its fundamental freedoms, such as freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of association. But a lack of understanding among Canadians allows this trend to continue to continue unchecked.
More than ever, Canadians need to know the principles which govern a free and democratic society that have made our country great.
In a one-day event, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms will take students onto the front lines of the fight to preserve fundamental freedoms in Canada today. Students will have the opportunity to participate in interactive and live sessions with a police officer, a judge, a constitutional lawyer, a political activist and an elected representative. Each presenter will give students an exciting behind-the-scenes perspective on their respective roles in preserving Canada’s freedom and democracy. Through personal interaction and group activities, students will not only gain a crucial understanding of Canada’s freedom and democracy, they will also see how they can personally become engaged in one or more of the many fronts of the fight for justice.
Students can expect to be informed, engaged and inspired to assume their responsibilities as citizens.
Presenters include former MP and PC leadership candidate Jason Kenney, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Paige MacPherson, and more! Register to reserve your ticket today.