Trinity Western University Wins Appeal
Trinity Western University Wins Appeal. It is great step for Trinity Western University students today. Gerald Chipeur pasted on the notification to us today that the BC Court of Appear has dismissed the Law Society of BC from blocking accreditation to the TWA Law School.
This means that Trinity Western University which is a Christian university will be able go ahead with the Law School which was slated to open this fall but will open at the earliest in the year of 2018.
This is a great step for all Christian schools. It shows that the law system still recognizes these schools’standards. This also means that at this time the freedom of religion is still alive and well.
There are a lot of different religious organizations here in Canada. They all want to practice without discrimination. They all want to be able to worship in freedom as well. This also gives individuals the freedom to choose where they would like to get an education in an environment of their choosing.
This should be of interest to everyone as it pertains to all peoples of Canada.
What the Ruling Provides
This ruling creates for just that freedom for those who what to attend universities like Trinity Western University. They can adhere to their religious convictions and be in an environment that is comfortable for them to do so.
It was because of the Section 2 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that the ruling was overturned. Through the understanding of this Section 2 the BC Court of Appeal ruled that it was unreasonable to not accredit the TWA graduates from the Law School.
The fight for this freedom might not be over yet. The Ontario Court of Appeal sided with the Law Society. There has only five law societies of Canada which have granted accreditation for the new law school. They are Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. This shows that not all the provinces are on board with the ruling.
Gerald Chipeur’s Thoughts
The Seventh-day Advent Church of Canada which Gerald Chpeur represents was concerned. The decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal could impact the University. The impact could have been very substantial. A faith based group operates Burman University.
Gerald Chipeur provided a quote which he stated was an important quote from the conclusion of the Court of Appeal:
“This case demonstrates that a well-intentioned majority acting in the name of tolerance and liberalism, can, if unchecked, impose its views on the minority in a manner that is in itself intolerant and illiberal.”
The thought brought across by this quote has a lot to say when it comes to freedom and rights of any minority. It is good to realize that minorities are still an important part of the country that we live in. It is good to know that your freedom and rights are still there. Also, faith based groups still have freedom and rights to be able to practice what they believe.