Tag Archives: religious freedom

Canadian Council of Christian Charities Granted Intervener Status in TWU Case: The Supreme Court Changes Course On TWU Interveners

This entry is part 35 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 35 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University. In another surprising move, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has “varied” Justice Richard Wagner’s order on the Trinity Western University (TWU) School of Law case. On July 27, 2017, Justice Wagner granted intervener status to 9 out… More

Supreme Court Grants 9 But Denies 23 Groups Intervener Status In Landmark Case

This entry is part 34 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 34 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University. In a decision that has surprised many lawyers, the Supreme Court of Canada has denied 17 applications (comprising 23 groups as a number of groups filed jointly) intervener status in the landmark case of Trinity Western University… More

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 2 in the series Wall v. JWs.

This entry is part 2 of 2 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… More

Supreme Court Grants Leave On TWU

This entry is part 33 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 33 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University. The Supreme Court of Canada decided today that it will hear Trinity Western University’s appeal of its loss in the Ontario Court of Appeal last June. Both the Ontario Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled… More

The Legal Revolution Against Religion

This entry is part 32 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 32 of 35 in the series Trinity Western University. For centuries the law in western countries has accommodated religious beliefs and practices. There are many examples, such as, the law allowing a Sikh boy to wear a kirpan when he attends school despite the rule that… More

Report on Regent Law School Symposium on Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights

It was my privilege to speak at the Regent Law Review Symposium.  The Regent Law Review celebrated 25 years at this event with special alumnus Justice Daniel Kelly. The former editors-in-chief over the 25 years were present. The symposium was organized to discuss the clash between “Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights.”… More