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

Hearing Update On Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Below are my speaking notes for my oral argument delivered today, December 17, 2014, at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in the case of Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. You may watch the delivery at:  under tab December 17, 2014, Morning 1 Here is a picture of… More