Monthly Archives: October 2019

Time to Vote! What Employers and Employees Need to Know

Authored by Deina Warren, Associate Director, Legal Affairs Election day is almost here. On October 21st, Canadians will go to the polls to choose the next federal government. According to Elections Canada estimates, voters set a new record at the advance polls this year, with approximately 4.7 million ballots cast…. More

Removal of Charitable Status

US. Presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke, is calling for the removal of religious organizations charitable status that does not support same-sex marriage. This is a strange but not unexpected development in the antipathy toward those groups with traditional teachings on marriage and who are pro-life. Unfortunately, there is considerable appetite for… More

Charter Values Are Not Charter Rights By Another Name

“Charter values are not Charter rights by another name or in a different setting; they are a different juridical concept,” wrote Justice Bradley Miller in the recent Ontario Court of Appeal’s McKitty decision. This is but the latest criticism of the controversial use of “Charter values” in Canadian jurisprudence. “Charter… More

The Revolution or the Counter-Revolution?

In a recent blogpost, Professor Hans-Martien ten Napel responds to my observation that there is a legal revolution underway against the place of religion in Western societies. He offers a thoughtful review of my dissertation and raises some interesting questions regarding the European context. In my dissertation, The Legal Revolution… More