EFC Release: Law Societies Cannot Regulate Lawyers’ Faith

[BCPTL passes on this press release for the information of our readers, who we know will be interested in the issues of religious and personal freedom involved in the attempt of Trinity Western to set up a law school, and the opposition to the plan that has arisen.]

 

For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

December 15, 2014

LAW SOCIETIES CANNOT REGULATE LAWYERS’ FAITH

OTTAWA –  Law societies in Canada lack the legal and moral jurisdiction to regulate the personal religious beliefs of their members, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada will argue this week at the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The EFC’s arguments are shared by Christian Higher Education Canada, a national association of Canadian universities, colleges, seminaries and other post-secondary institutions. Continue reading

Is the British Columbia government caving to ‘totalitarianism’ on Trinity Western Law?

LifeSite News, Nov. 20, 2

Opposition to Trinity Western University’s proposed law school makes Canada “look like a totalitarian society,” according to a leading legal advocate on freedom of religion, speech, and expression, as the school was rocked by the news the B.C. government is reconsidering its approval of the school. Continue reading

B.C. lawyers vote down Christian law school in referendum

 Andrew Weichel, Digital Reporter and Editor, CTV Vancouver

 October 30, 2014

. . . . The province’s law society held a referendum this month on whether to recognize graduates from the Langley evangelical Christian school’s long-planned law faculty, which is set to open in 2016.

Members voted 5,951 to 2,088 against TWU. Continue reading

Independent Christian School Threatened by Government over Lack of Imams in Classroom [U.K.]

 

Breitbart, by OLIVER LANE 20 Oct 2014
New rules intended to encourage “British Values” are being used to threaten a Christian school with closure because they have not invited an Imam to address the school assembly, reports a charity helping to defend them from the Department for Education. Continue reading

Opinion: Private schools are not subsidized

BY MARK MILKE, SPECIAL TO THE VANCOUVER SUN. SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

“The construction of narratives,” the late Neil Postman wrote, “is a major business of our species.” The New York cultural critic, writing in a 2000 book, mused about how difficult it was to move people from myths to facts.

Skip ahead to the 21st century, and a myth that needs an empirical reality check: Taxpayers subsidize private schools. Continue reading

New Brunswick lawyers vote to ban Christian law school’s graduates

[  by Thaddaeus Balinsky, from LifeSiteNews.com ]

The New Brunswick Law Society voted Saturday to ban graduates of the new Trinity Western University law school from practicing in the province.

At a special meeting, the society’s members passed a resolution by a vote of 137 to 30. Continue reading

A School Sucess Story from England?

The school that proves Michael Gove is right

By Politics  August 21st, 2014

 

Michael Gove at the King Solomon Academy

Michael Gove at the King Solomon Academy

Success has many fathers, and on Twitter the fight to claim credit for the results at King Solomon Academy has already begun. KSA is an all-through school in Paddington, London, sponsored by ARK, and its results are breathtaking. Continue reading

Parents get to choose what’s best for their child with charter schools [opinion piece]

by Darlene Chambers, Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools

[Public charter schools are not at present found in British Columbia.  Perhaps they should be.]
[An opposing viewpoint is found in the article "Charter schools fail the test of justice." at http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/charter_schools_fail_the_test.html
By Guest Columnist/cleveland.com The Plain Dealer
onAugust 03, 2014

Darlene_Chambers-1-1.jpgDarlene Chambers, president and CEO of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Guest columnist Darlene Chambers is president and CEO of the Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the enhancement and sustainability of quality charter schools.  She writes in favor of charter schools. Continue reading

Law Society of New Brunswick approves TWU School of Law

[We are happy to pass on this news from Trinity Western University of British Columbia.]

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In a vote of 14 to 5, the Law Society of New Brunswick (LSNB) voted today to approve the Trinity Western University School of Law. TWU President, Bob Kuhn presented and answered questions at the council meeting in the morning, and other individuals and organizations were given the opportunity to present in the afternoon. The final decision came late afternoon by a show of hands. Continue reading

Iain Benson: The New Sexual McCarthyism and Trinity Western University

Dr. Iain Benson is warning of a new form of McCarthyism in Canada highlighted by the TWU School of Law. Similar to the label of “communist”, “homophobic” is now being used to slur opposing viewpoints and root them out of the public and private sphere. Continue reading