Tag Archives: law and religion

Convivium: Judicial Idiosyncracy

See Barry’s Op-Ed published in today’s Convivium Magazine: Last Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions on Trinity Western University call for freedom-loving Canadians to courageously stand up and demand change to legislation governing the law societies in this country. We need our legislatures to ensure that court decisions that… More

The Constitutional Promise of Religious Freedom Betrayed

This entry is part 41 of 41 in the series Trinity Western University.

June 15, 2018, will go down in history as the day that the constitutional promise of religious freedom was betrayed.  In the next few minutes I will explain why. The Supreme Court of Canada released two decisions against Trinity Western University’s bid to have a law school, one involving the Law… 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

Bussey Op-Ed: Keep your money. Our religious conscience is worth far more.

This entry is part 17 of 21 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Here is an excerpt of Barry’s recent National Post Op-Ed: Three young prisoners of war stood defiantly in the desert. They knew the consequences: they could literally feel the heat already. But when the music played, they refused to kneel. Their faith was even more precious than the golden statue… More

Canada Summer Jobs Motion is Defeated But The Issue Remains Very Much Alive

This entry is part 16 of 21 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Far from being a “kerfuffle,” the opposition from faith-based and other groups to the Canada Summer Jobs has become a real headache for the Government of Canada. On March 19, 2018, the government was required to vote on the Opposition’s motion to allow all applicants to apply without having to… More

What the fuss about ticking a box on the Canada Summer Jobs application is about

This entry is part 13 of 21 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

When the success of your government grant application depends on agreeing with a government opinion, then there is bound to be a fuss. Canada is a democracy and Liberal democrats, by definition, do not take government-imposed opinions lightly. The Canada Summer Jobs is a government program that funds non-profits, small… More

Federal Court Refuses Injunction On Canada Summer Jobs

This entry is part 10 of 21 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

Right to Life Association of Toronto and Area, et. al. v. Canada, Federal Court, January 30, 2018; Docket: T-8-18 Justice St-Louis, of the Federal Court, ruled today that the Right to Life Association of Toronto (RTLT) failed to meet the legal test for an injunction against the federal government’s Canada… More