Category Archives: Law and Religion

Parliament to Vote on March 19 on the Canada Summer Jobs Program

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

The Opposition Conservatives surprised many today by using their Opposition Motion in the House of Commons to address the Canada Summer Jobs issue. The federal government has struggled to keep this controversy under wraps. But the story will not die. There is too much at stake, as I explained in… More

CCCC Is Concerned about the Administration of the Canada Summer Job’s Program for 2018

Elmira, ON – Canadian Council of Christian Charities is deeply concerned with government policy that would deny Christian Charities equal access to the Canada Summer Jobs program. The Canada Summer Jobs program, according to ,“provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees… More

The Experts Demand Deference: Law Societies & TWU

This entry is part 20 of 38 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

CCCC Granted Intervener Status at the BC Court of Appeal on TWU Case

This entry is part 16 of 38 in the series Trinity Western University.

Today Mr. Justice Peter M. Willcock, of the British Columbia Court of Appeal granted leave for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) to intervene in the case involving Trinity Western University (TWU) and the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC). Barry W. Bussey, Director of Legal Affairs at CCCC… More

How To Protect The Religious Freedom of Faith-Based Organizations

Last week I obtained a copy of the book Free To Serve.  My review of the book is below.  I highly recommend it for leaders of faith-based organizations and to those in the law and religion academic community.  While this is not an academic book it does outline the problems faced by… More

Trinity Western University and the Legal War of Attrition: Isn’t It Time To Let Diversity Flourish?

This entry is part 13 of 38 in the series Trinity Western University.

A legal war of attrition is an apt description.  Trinity Western University’s (TWU) bid for a law school has one court victory in Nova Scotia (now appealed), one loss in Ontario (also soon to be appealed) and is about to embark on its third court hearing in less than a… More

The Onward March of TWU: Next Step The Court of Appeal

This entry is part 12 of 38 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Ontario Divisional Court rejected Trinity Western University’s (TWU) judicial review application to overturn the decision of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).  LSUC refused to accredit the proposed TWU law school because the school would require students to sign a Community Covenant committing them to live in harmony… More