Tag Archives: freedom of religion

BREAKING NEWS on Canada Summer Jobs

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Canada Summer Jobs.

December 6 Update The initial news report appears to have been taken down.  However, here is another story link. Original post:   A news report was published today stating that the government has changed the wording of the Canada Summer Jobs application form so that “pro-abortion beliefs to funding eligibility is being dropped.” However,… More

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

Standing Committee Votes To Retain S. 176 of Criminal Code

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Section 176.

For as long as Canada has had a criminal code it has been a crime to be violent towards religious officials or to disrupt a religious service. Those “crimes against religion” are contained in section 176 of the code, which makes it an offence to “unlawfully obstruct or prevent… a clergyman… More

Australian Group Interviews Bussey on Equality and Freedom of Religion

This entry is part 36 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

The Freedom For Faith, an Australian group that is advocating for religious freedom in the discussion on same sex marriage in Australia recently interviewed me about how the redefinition of marriage changed the legal discussion on the relationship between equality and religious freedom.  This is the result. You can read… 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