Series: Trinity Western University

Breaking News Supreme Court of Nova Scotia rules in favour of Trinity Western University …. more to come

This entry is part 8 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

I will write more on this as I read the decision and evaluate what has been said – Here is the summary of Justice Campbell’s decision: This decision isn’t about whether LGBT equality rights are more or less important that the religious freedoms of Evangelical Christians. It’s not a… More

Space Enough For All: Nova Scotia Supreme Court Makes Decision on Trinity Western University Law School

This entry is part 9 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

People disagree about many things in a pluralistic and multicultural society such as Canada. But perhaps the most passionate debate in recent years  is found among those caught in a controversy involving religion and sexuality. Trinity Western University (TWU), a private Christian university in Langley, B.C., has faced strong opposition… More

The Strange Case of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Appeal of the TWU Ruling

This entry is part 10 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

Despite the resounding loss at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in January, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society has decided to appeal.  Justice Campbell ruled that Trinity Western University’s Community Covenant was “not unlawful” and that TWU “ike churches and other private institutions … does not have to comply with the… More

CCCC Granted Intervener Status In TWU Case in British Columbia

This entry is part 11 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

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

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

This entry is part 12 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

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

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

This entry is part 13 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

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

Charitable Status of Un-Popular Opinion

This entry is part 14 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

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