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The Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) is a member organization of Christian legal professionals, law students, and others, dedicated to serving Jesus Christ.


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Legal Interventions
May 14, 2015
CLF to Intervene in TWU - BC
On May 14, 2015, CLF was granted standing to intervene in the judicial review of the Law Society of British Columbia's (LSBC) decision to not accredit TWU's proposed law school (click here for more information on this and other TWU challenges).

March 19, 2015
CLF’s  Intervention in Loyola
Affirms protection of Faith Communities and Parents
The Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed that faith communities are protected by the Charter’s guarantee of freedom of religion, and parents have a legally protected right to form educational institutions to pass on their religious faith to their children. Continue to CLF's press release here. Read full decision here.

February 6, 2015
CLF’s Intervention in Carter
Blanket Prohibition Struck but Stringent Restrictions still legitimate
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down as unconstitutional Canada’s Criminal Code provisions banning physician-assisted suicide, but gave Parliament one year to create a new regime with a stringently limited, carefully monitored system of exceptions to the ban. Continue to CLF’s press release.  Read full decision here.

January 29, 2015
CLF’s Intervention in TWU - NS
Affirms Religious Freedom of Law Students and Lawyers
The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia upheld the right of Christian law students to attend a private religious law school with others who share their faith, and to practice law in the province of Nova Scotia without having to face additional barriers based on their beliefs. (Judicial reviews are also taking place in BC and ON.) Continue to CLF’s press release.  Read full decision here.  

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2015 CLF National Conference

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We've Moved!
CLF has moved! As of July 1st, 2015, we are now located at 470 Weber St North, Suite 202 in Waterloo, ON, N2J 4G4. 

Phone: 519-208-9200
Fax: 519-208-3600
Cases of Interest

February 11, 2015
GOVERNMENT MUST EXAMINE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR MARRIAGE COMMISSIONER’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS: NL COURT
On February 9, 2015, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador issued an important decision referring marriage commissioner Desirée A. Dichmont’s complaint regarding workplace accommodation and protection of religious and conscience rights to the Human Rights Tribunal for a full hearing.(Continue to CLF's full press release).

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Consultations
March 6, 2015
CLF MAKES SUBMISSION TO COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF SASKATCHEWAN (CPSS) CLF has made a submission to the CPSS urging them to modify their policy on Conscientious Refusals to reflect physicians’ constitutionally protected rights of freedom of religion and conscience when it comes to potentially controversial areas of treatment such as end-of-life care and abortions. Click here to read CLF’s full submission.

February 20, 2015

CLF MAKES SUBMISSION TO COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS OF ONTARIO (CPSO) CLF has made a submission to the CPSO regarding its policy Professional Obligations and Human Rights. CLF raises concerns that the policy does not adequately protect physicians’ constitutionally guaranteed rights and freedoms. Click here to read CLF’s full submission.
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Twitter Updates
»   Register before Aug 15 for CLF's National Conference w/ featured speaker Margaret Somerville -Mississauga, Sept 24-27 {view link}

»   Exploring a legal career? Wondering if your faith has any role? Join our pre-law conference Aug 28-29 @TrinityWestern {view link}

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»   Today's #SCC decision affirms "religion is not merely an individual right but one exercised in community with others" - CLF ED @derekbmross

»   #SCC decision in #Loyola a "welcome affirmation of the educational and religious rights of all parents in Canada" -CLF counsel R. Reynolds

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