Series: Wall v. JWs

Supreme Court of Canada Decides to Hear The Wall Case: Is A Church Member Entitled To Sue A Congregation Because He Was Disfellowshipped?

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided today to hear the Wall case from Alberta.  The SCC must decide if a court has jurisdiction to hear a case of a former church member who is suing for damages because he lost his membership due to church discipline.  Here is a… More

Canadian Council of Christian Charities Granted Intervener Status in Wall Case

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

The Supreme Court of Canada has allowed 11 groups (some of which will appear jointly making 9 applications) to intervene in the “Wall case.”  This case will be heard in Ottawa on November 2.  It has attracted a lot of attention among religious communities because it deals with the rights… More

CCCC Makes Oral Argument At Wall Case

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

Below is the written text of the oral argument I made at the Supreme Court of Canada on November 2, 2017. Note:  The written legal brief “Factum” filed by CCCC in the court can be found here .  For a video of the oral arguments at the hearing see:  The Supreme Court… More

Bussey – National Post Op-Ed: Courts have no business reviewing religious decisions

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

On November 2, the Supreme Court of Canada was asked to do something Canadian courts never do: review the solely religious decision of a church community. Until now, the courts have recoiled from getting involved in religious disputes—and for good reason. Read more here. More