Tag Archives: freedom of religion or belief

CCCC Makes Oral Argument At Wall Case

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Wall v. JWs.

Below is the written text of the oral argument I made at the Supreme Court of Canada on November 2, 2017. Note:  The written legal brief “Factum” filed by CCCC in the court can be found here .  For a video of the oral arguments at the hearing see:  The Supreme Court… More

CCCC Denied Intervener Status at Ontario Court of Appeal

This entry is part 15 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

Associate Chief Justice Alexandra Hoy, of the Ontario Court of Appeal, decided that the Canadian Council of Christian Charities would not be given intervener status in Trinity Western University’s appeal of the Ontario Divisional Court’s decision.  The role of an intervener is to provide an assistance to the Court to… More

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

This entry is part 13 of 36 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 36 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

BC Law Society Approves TWU Law School Graduates

This entry is part 2 of 36 in the series Trinity Western University.

The BC Law Society benchers voted 20-6 against a motion that would have seen TWU law school graduates not be able to practise law in BC.  The failure of that motion means that the Federation of Law Schools decision on December 16, 2013 to approve TWU stands. At first glance… More

Regulating The Sex Lives Of Employees At Religious Institutions: Ontario Human Rights Commission is Updating Our Understanding of Creed

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Ontario Human Rights Commission Review On Creed.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is in the midst of a three year review of the concept “creed” in the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Navigating religious discrimination is not for the faint of heart .  It is an ambitious plan – especially when you consider the first question that… More