Tag Archives: law and religion

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

Convivium: Judicial Idiosyncracy

See Barry’s Op-Ed published in today’s Convivium Magazine: Last Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decisions on Trinity Western University call for freedom-loving Canadians to courageously stand up and demand change to legislation governing the law societies in this country. We need our legislatures to ensure that court decisions that… More

The Constitutional Promise of Religious Freedom Betrayed

This entry is part 41 of 42 in the series Trinity Western University.

June 15, 2018, will go down in history as the day that the constitutional promise of religious freedom was betrayed.  In the next few minutes I will explain why. The Supreme Court of Canada released two decisions against Trinity Western University’s bid to have a law school, one involving the Law… More

The Right of Religious Hospitals to Refuse Physician-assisted Suicide

Here is the summary of my most recent article being published in the upcoming Supreme Court Law Review: The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to allow medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has created a crisis of conscience for religious hospitals that refuse MAiD based on religious beliefs and conscience. This… More