Tag Archives: Trinity Western University

TWU Drops Mandatory Community Covenant

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

TWU’s Board of Governors decided on Thursday, August 9, that its Community Covenant would no longer be mandatory. This is a dramatic turnabout given the long legal history of the Covenant. In 2001, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the BC College of Teachers’ opposition to the Covenant… More

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 42 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

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 42 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 of 26 applications. Four days later, on July 31, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin… More

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

This entry is part 34 of 42 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 (TWU) School of Law. Canadian Council of Christian Charities was among the applications… 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