The Controversy over Conversion Therapy

A wave of “conversion therapy bans” is sweeping across Canada’s municipal, provincial, and federal governments. Indeed, the federal government had made this a priority issue, urging the Minister of Justice “to amend the Criminal Code to ban the practice of conversion therapy and take other steps required with the provinces… More

Canada Summer Jobs 2020: Coming Soon!

Authored by the CCCC Legal Team Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) applications for 2020 will be available soon. The CSJ program is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada. The Hon. Carla Qualtrough, MP for Delta, BC is the current Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. The Prime Minister’s… More

Speak up to Support Conscience Rights

It is not too late to speak up in support of Alberta legislation to protect the conscience rights of physicians. For details on Bill 207: Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act (Williams), and why this issue is so significant, see my recent editorial in The Lawyer’s Daily. For background… More

Getting Serious About Conscience Rights

We need, more than ever, to get serious about conscience rights in this country. In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal denied physicians accommodation for their conscientious beliefs. An Alberta MLA (Dan Williams) with foresight could see that that decision could mark the beginning of an assault on conscience and… More

A Diverse Society? Reflections on a Tumultuous 2019 Federal Election

The 2019 Federal Election has given Canada its first minority government since 2008. After winning only 157 seats in the House of Commons, the governing Liberals under Prime Minister Trudeau must now work closely with the opposition parties to remain in power. From my observation, the closest ideologically-aligned opposition party… More

Removal of Charitable Status

US. Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, is calling for the removal of religious organizations charitable status that does not support same-sex marriage. This is a strange but not unexpected development in the antipathy toward those groups with traditional teachings on marriage and who are pro-life. Unfortunately, there is considerable appetite for… More