The Case of Trinity Western University Law School by Gerard Kennedy
On 23 February 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear two appeals concerning the quest of faith-based Trinity Western University to have the law school at its campus in Langley, BC, accredited so that its graduates can practice law. The main constitutional issues at play are the equality interests of the LGBTQ community and the freedom of religion of a minority Christian community. In an op-ed in Policy Options, 2016 scholar Gerard Kennedy looks into which legal framework to use when determining this complex case.
Gerard Kennedy (law, York University) is exploring how Canadian civil procedure can be reformed to increase access to justice and improve relations among Canadians.