TWU Loses: Canada’s Religious Freedom Forever Altered

This entry is part 40 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

In a devastating decision to religious freedom, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a private Christian university is not allowed to open a law school because of its beliefs and practices on traditional marriage. Decisions Background Trinity Western University is a private religious university in Langley, British Columbia.  It… More

June 15 TWU Decision To Be Released

This entry is part 39 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

June 15, 2018, at 9:45 a.m., Canadian legal history will be made.  That is when the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will release its decisions concerning the Trinity Western University School of Law.  There are two decisions that will be given. Background In December 2013, the Federation of the… More

Bussey’s Commentary on Wall Decision Recognizing The Freedom of Religious Communities To Make Decisions on Membership & Internal Rules

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Wall v. JWs. Brief Facts: Mr. Wall was found by his church to have violated their teachings and was disfellowshipped for not being sufficiently repentant. His loss of membership meant his former co-congregants would no longer do business with him as a real estate agent. His business suffered to the point of… More

Supreme Court of Canada: Churches Free to Determine Membership Requirements and Disciplinary Process Without Judicial Review

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Wall v. JWs.

Here is the head note of today’s decision. Check back to this blog for more commentary: The Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses is a voluntary, religious association. A member must live according to accepted standards of conduct and morality. A member who deviates and does not repent may be asked… More

The Right of Religious Hospitals to Refuse Physician-assisted Suicide

Here is the summary of my most recent article being published in the upcoming Supreme Court Law Review: The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to allow medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has created a crisis of conscience for religious hospitals that refuse MAiD based on religious beliefs and conscience. This… More

We Need Your Financial Help to Support Litigation Against the Government of Canada’s Violation of Freedom

This entry is part 21 of 25 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Dear friend, Help us defend freedom in Canada. New ideological requirements for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program are a violation of conscience and an abuse of the Charter. The rights of everyone are at stake. We are taking a legal stand against the government’s unlawful discrimination, and we need… More

Canada Summer Job Program Heats Up in Time For Summer

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Sunscreen and splash toys, bug spray and BBQs remind us that summertime is fast approaching. But for some, the rising temperatures are part of a controversy that, for good reason, simply won’t melt away. The Canada Summer Jobs issue shows no signs of cooling down. It continues to garner press… More