Justice Centre head John Carpay steps down after hiring PI firm to surveil Manitoba judge - 2021-07-13

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F0.png Justice Centre head John Carpay steps down after hiring PI firm to surveil Manitoba judge July 13, 2021, Elizabeth Raymer, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

John Carpay, an Alberta lawyer and staff president of the Calgary-based Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, is taking a leave of absence in the wake of hiring a private investigator to surveil a Manitoba judge presiding over a case the Centre had brought.

The board of directors of the Justice Centre announced on Tuesday that Carpay would take an "indefinite period of leave," and said no member of the board had been consulted about the decision or had any prior knowledge of it.

"Surveilling public officials is not what we do," the board of directors said in a statement posted to the Justice Centre's website. "We condemn what was done without reservation. We apologize to Chief Justice Joyal for the alarm, disturbance, and violation of privacy. All such activity has ceased and will not reoccur in future."

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{{cite news | first = Elizabeth | last = Raymer | title = Justice Centre head John Carpay steps down after hiring PI firm to surveil Manitoba judge | url = https://www.canadianlawyermag.com/news/general/justice-centre-head-john-carpay-steps-down-after-hiring-pi-firm-to-surveil-manitoba-judge/358073 | work = Canadian Lawyer Magazine | date = July 13, 2021 | accessdate = May 5, 2022 }}