Langley’s TWU back in court in Ontario

Trinity Western University was back in court starting June 1 for a judicial review of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) decision, which refused accreditation for TWU law school grads.

TWU President Bob Kuhn was among those attending the four days of hearings.

A panel of three judges were hearing the arguments for and against the LSUC’s decision – a 28-21 vote last April – against allowing future TWU law school graduates to practise in Ontario.

The private Christian university claims it is being discriminated against by law societies that refuse to accredit its law grads.

The law societies of Ontario and Nova Scotia said they would not accredit the grads because the school discriminates by mandating that students sign the covenant. Among other things, it forbids sex outside marriage which it defines as a union between a man and a woman.

TWU appealed the decision in Nova Scotia and won. The recent Supreme Court of Nova Scotia decision has buoyed the school’s hopes of geting Ontario’s decision changed.

Taking part in the hearings Ontario include the Attorney General of Canada, The Christian Legal Fellowship, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, and Christian Higher Education Canada.

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