Category: Freedom of Religion

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E.T. v Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board: ONCA Continues to Debate Appropriate Role of Charter Values

The dialogue over the role that Charter values should play in administrative and judicial reasoning continues to expand and evolve. In one of my entries for TheCourt.ca last year, I...

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Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Part 2): On Review and Consultation

Part 1 of TheCourt.ca’s coverage of Ktunaxa v BC covered the decision’s contribution to freedom of religion jurisprudence. In part 2, I ask: What does an obscure snowy mountain in...

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Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Part 1): Religious Freedom and Objects of Worship

On November 2 the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much-awaited decision on the matter of Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations). In today’s...

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Highwood Congregation v Wall : SCC Considers Religious Excommunication Appeal

On November 2 the Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments in the matter of Highwood Congregation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses et al v Randy Wall. This primer provides an overview...

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SCC Interveners Order Raises Questions Ahead of Trinity Western Hearing

By this point, it is a virtual certainty that the outcome of the joint-appeal for Trinity Western University et al v Law Society of Upper Canada and Law Society of...

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The Return of the Court Challenges Program: Timely, Critical & Deficient

  It is an uncanny convenience that immediately following Prime Minister Trudeau’s abandonment of his electoral reform promise, the announcement of a revamped Court Challenges Program emerges. The Program provides...