29 Jun 2016 Disappointing ruling in TWU Ontario case
For immediate release from the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
June 29, 2016
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHRISTIAN STUDENTS ‘REASONABLE’ ACCORDING TO ONTARIO’S TOP COURT
OTTAWA – The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada today, upholding the Law Society’s decision to not accredit the Christian university’s law school. The Court ruled that the decision of the Law Society to infringe the religious freedom of TWU was reasonable.
André Schutten, counsel for the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada expressed disappointment on the court’s ruling. “To find that religious freedom was infringed, as the court did, but then to rule that the infringement was justified despite evidence that the infringement was not necessary, is very troubling. The Law Society is a State actor, and as such, should not discriminate against minority Christian groups simply because their faith commitments may be unpopular.”
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