Tag Archives: religious freedom

Supreme Court of Canada Decides to Hear The Wall Case: Is A Church Member Entitled To Sue A Congregation Because He Was Disfellowshipped?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wall v. JWs.

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wall v. JWs. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided today to hear the Wall case from Alberta.  The SCC must decide if a court has jurisdiction to hear a case of a former church member who is suing for… More

Supreme Court Grants Leave On TWU

This entry is part 33 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 33 of 33 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… More

The Legal Revolution Against Religion

This entry is part 32 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 32 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. For centuries the law in western countries has accommodated religious beliefs and practices. There are many examples, such as, the law allowing a Sikh boy to wear a kirpan when he attends school despite the rule that… More

Report on Regent Law School Symposium on Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights

It was my privilege to speak at the Regent Law Review Symposium.  The Regent Law Review celebrated 25 years at this event with special alumnus Justice Daniel Kelly. The former editors-in-chief over the 25 years were present. The symposium was organized to discuss the clash between “Enumerated and Unenumerated Rights.”… More

Common Sense Prevails at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

This entry is part 24 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 24 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. The Nova Scotia Barristers Society (Society) was “discomforted” by Trinity Western University’s (TWU) Community Covenant which, “in addition to mundane items” noted the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (Court), “prohibits sexual intimacy outside the marriage between a… More

Nova Scotia’s Highest Court Rules in Favour of TWU

This entry is part 23 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University.

This entry is part 23 of 33 in the series Trinity Western University. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Trinity Western University today.I have drafted an Op-Ed piece and have submitted it to a newspaper for publication. If no paper will pick it up I will… More