Tag Archives: religious freedom

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

TWU Loses: Canada’s Religious Freedom Forever Altered

This entry is part 40 of 41 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

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

Canada Summer Job Program Heats Up in Time For Summer

This entry is part 20 of 21 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

Lie, or Lose Your Children

If you’re a parent, last weekend’s Easter celebrations likely included some coloured eggs and perhaps a chocolate bunny or two. Maybe your family replaced sugary treats with a scavenger hunt and some fun crafts. Or perhaps egg-painting inspired you to learn about different cultures (such as Ukrainian pysanky art) or… More