Tag Archives: religious liberty

Canada Summer Job Program Heats Up in Time For Summer

This entry is part 20 of 22 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

Australian Group Interviews Bussey on Equality and Freedom of Religion

This entry is part 36 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Freedom For Faith, an Australian group that is advocating for religious freedom in the discussion on same sex marriage in Australia recently interviewed me about how the redefinition of marriage changed the legal discussion on the relationship between equality and religious freedom.  This is the result. You can read… More

Supreme Court Grants Leave On TWU

This entry is part 33 of 42 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 in favour of Ontario’s law society (The Law Society of Upper Canada). That… More

Common Sense Prevails at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

This entry is part 24 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Nova Scotia Barristers Society (Society) was “discomforted” by Trinity Western University’s (TWU) Community Covenant which, “in addition to mundane items” noted the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (Court), “prohibits sexual intimacy outside the marriage between a man and a woman.” However “discomforted” the Society may have felt about that… More

Nova Scotia’s Highest Court Rules in Favour of TWU

This entry is part 23 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Trinity Western University today.I have drafted an Op-Ed piece and have submitted it to a newspaper for publication. If no paper will pick it up I will publish it here on my blog. In the meantime here are a few… More

The Experts Demand Deference: Law Societies & TWU

This entry is part 20 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

I detected a general theme in the respective Court of Appeal arguments of the Law Societies in British Columbia and Ontario over the last two weeks.  “We are the experts.  We know what we are doing.  Now give us deference.  Our decisions against accrediting Trinity Western University’s School of Law… More