Category Archives: Law and Religion

The Experts Demand Deference: Law Societies & TWU

This entry is part 20 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 20 of 32 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… More

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

This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 16 of 32 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… 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 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 13 of 32 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… More

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

This entry is part 12 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 12 of 32 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… More

CCCC Granted Intervener Status In TWU Case in British Columbia

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 11 of 32 in the series Trinity Western University. On Friday, May 14, Chief Justice Hinkson granted Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC) intervener status in the Trinity Western University (TWU) case against The Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC). TWU is asking the BC Supreme… More