Charitable Status of Un-Popular Opinion

In the recent edition of the Alberta publication Law Matters law professor of tax law and policy, Saul Templeton, of the University of Calgary wrote an article arguing that Trinity Western University’s (TWU) charitable status should be revoked.  Templeton’s article is not only provocative but unfortunately, completely ignores charity law…. More

Trinity Western University and the Legal War of Attrition: Isn’t It Time To Let Diversity Flourish?

A legal war of attrition is an apt description.  Trinity Western University’s (TWU) bid for a law school has one court victory in Nova Scotia (now appealed), one loss in Ontario (also soon to be appealed) and is about to embark on its third court hearing in less than a… More

Religious Neutrality of the State – Yes, but…

The mayor of Saguenay, Quebec and his council members were wrong to open their public meetings with prayer.  That was the message of a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision.  The Court was unanimous in its holding that public officials could not favour one religion over another.  The use of… More

The Onward March of TWU: Next Step The Court of Appeal

The Ontario Divisional Court rejected Trinity Western University’s (TWU) judicial review application to overturn the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).  LSUC refused to accredit the proposed TWU law school because the school would require students to sign a Community Covenant committing them to live in harmony… More

CCCC Granted Intervener Status In TWU Case in British Columbia

On Friday, May 14, Chief Justice Hinkson granted Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) intervener status in the Trinity Western University (TWU) case against The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC). TWU is asking the BC Supreme Court to review the LSBC decision to reverse its original approval of the… More

Religious Freedom: A Communal Right

On March 19, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-anticipated Loyola decision and came very close to saying that there is a religious freedom right, protected by the Charter, for religious corporations. It was only one vote short. However, the entire seven-member panel of the Court ruled that religious… More