Blazing the trail: Prototypical freedom

Conscience A Foundational Right Freedom of conscience is a foundational right that is absolutely necessary for a liberal democracy. Invocations of the freedom to hold and act upon a dissenting moral or ethical view may be traced through the centuries, from antiquity into the present. Consider those who, because of… More

Coalition Seeks Leave to Intervene

The Canadian Council of Christian Charities is joining with the Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) and the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) in applying for leave to intervene in the Aga case. The case began when five members of St. Mary’s Cathedral were expelled over an investigation into alleged heresy… More

Conversion Therapy Bill C-8

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Conversion Therapy.

The falling dominoes: why changing the criminal code may have unintended effects On March 9, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-8 in Parliament, to criminalize “conversion therapy.” Rather than focusing on discredited and coercive practices, the current legislation expands the concept of conversion therapy to include any “practice, treatment… More

Federal government to criminalize conversion therapy

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Conversion Therapy.

The federal government will table legislation today that will amend the Criminal Code to ban conversion therapy. We are watching this development carefully to see what impact this may have on Christian charities across Canada. Be sure to check back later today for further updates on this development. The CCCC,… More

Church membership a matter of contract?

Exactly why would a court want to put its toes into the murky waters of internal church politics? It baffles me when they do. Take, for example, the recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of Aga v. Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Canada 2020 ONCA 10. Five… More