Trinity Western University at the Supreme Court

05 Dec 2017 Trinity Western University at the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada held two days of hearings last week in one of the most eagerly-anticipated and important Supreme cases to date on religious freedom.

The hearing involved Trinity Western University’s attempts to set up a Christian law school in Langley, BC. The hearing was based on two appeal cases on TWU rolled into one, one in Ontario and one in BC. The highest court in Ontario had upheld a decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada not to recognize or admit to the bar any graduates from that proposed law school. The BC Court of Appeal, on the other hand, ruled against the BC Law Society when it tried, in essence, to do the same thing.

On the program this week, a special, extended full edition, highlighting the key arguments from the various sides in the case.

The program attempts to boil down 2 full days of presentations to the Supreme Court to 20 minutes, which means a lot of things were not included.

A full video of the two days of hearings is available online at the Supreme Court’s website.  Simply scroll down and search for references to Trinity Western University at this link.

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