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.