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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 through the legal profession.


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Legal Interventions
March 19, 2015
Success in Loyola Intervention
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 (click here).

February 6, 2015
SCC PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE JUDGMENT
BLANKET PROHIBITION STRUCK, BUT STRINGENT RESTRICTIONS STILL LEGITIMATE
The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously struck down as unconstitutional Canada’s Criminal Code provisions banning physician-assisted suicide, but has given Parliament one year to create a new regime with a stringently limited, carefully monitored system of exceptions to the ban. (Continue to full press release). Click here to read the Court's full decision.

January 29, 2015
VICTORY IN TWU CASE!
THE CHARTER NOT A BLUEPRINT FOR MORAL CONFORMITY
Nova Scotia Court Affirms Religious Freedom of Law Students and Lawyers

In the first court decision to deal with Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has 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. (Continue to full press release). Click here to read Justice Campbell's full decision. Judicial reviews will also be taking place in BC and ON. CLF plans to intervene in both.
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Christian Legal Institute
The Institute seeks to prepare delegates for servant-hearted, Christ-centred leadership in public life. It is a transformational experience for those who attend.

Funding is available for qualifying delegates. Click above for details and the application process and check out a short video here. The Christian Legal Institute Banquet will take place Thursday night, May 7 at the Windermere Manor in London with guest speaker (TBA). Please join in the celebration by purchasing banquet tickets at the VERY low cost of $50.00 until March 31!
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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
»   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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»   "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Romans 12:12 (NIV)

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