Concerns growing as Canadian Supreme Court set to rule on assisted suicide

Law society council upholds Trinity Western accreditation

Charlie Hebdo attack spurs effort to abolish Canada’s blasphemy law

Canadian Mennonites officiate first same-sex wedding

‘A day of shame’: New Brunswick premier scraps abortion regulations to ‘improve access’

Want to stop abortions in Canada? Volunteer at a pregnancy center

Sex-selection abortions are perfectly legal in Canada

B.C. lawyers vote against Christian law school grads

Assisted Suicide debate masks disability prejudice

A right to euthanasia?

Christian graduate gets obscene job rejection letter

The largest pro-life display in Canadian history ignored by media

A married mom and dad really do matter: New evidence from Canada

Questions remain about polygamy law as charges laid against men from B.C. sect

After twenty years, Morgentaler abortion clinic shutting down in Fredericton

Canadian doctors should not be forced to do abortions or provide birth control

Canadian town boots Chick-fil-A leadership conference over restaurant’s marriage stance

Canada: Trans kids referred to as ‘xe’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’

B.C. lawyers vote against religious school

Canadian legal societies refuse to recognize Christian law school grads

Ontario law society votes against accrediting graduates of Religious B.C. university

Law Grads from Trinity Western University will not be allowed to practice in Ontario

Energy plant reportedly burning medical waste–including aborted babies–for energy

    Following a LifeNews report that received national attention, the Marion County Board of Commissioners issued a statement indicating it will temporarily halt all burning of “medical waste” while it investigates. Today the Marion County Board of Commissioners is holding an emergency meeting to determine how the Covanta Waste-to-Energy Facility was authorized to burn medicate “waste” that includes the remains of aborted babies.

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Catholic teacher’s union to march in pride parade, Cardinal critical

Pro-life protests near schools concern Vancouver parents

Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school

Pro-life, pro-marriage advocates arrested at Canadian university

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Religious Calgary school threatens to expel “immoral” staff, students

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Religious freedom defenders in Ottawa

Canadian court certifies class action against Anglican boarding school for abuse of students

Canada: PQ vows to use Charter protection for religious ban

Canada: Harper says he will “respect” Supreme Court’s blocking of Nadon

Canada: Conservatives won’t rule out another attempt to reappoint Nadon

Canada: “Catholic school student takes complaint of gay discrimination to human rights tribunal”

Lev Tahor children remain with parents ahead of Guatemalan court hearing

Canada: Supreme Court to rule Friday on Nadon’s appointment

The Virtues of Law in the Politics of Religious Freedom | Journal of Law and Religion

    Berger, Benjamin L., The Virtues of Law in the Politics of Religious Freedom (2013). Journal of Law and Religion, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2014, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

    The moral force and capacity for inspiration of both religion and politics alike arise in part from the sense that they authentically map the world as we find it, yielding claims about how it should be. This paper asks what role we might imagine for law in this “hyper-real” world of religion and politics, arguing that law can display distinctive virtues linked to its capacity for strategic agnosticism about the real. Applying Sunstein’s idea of “incompletely theorized agreements” to the politics of religious freedom, the paper examines the role of law as a tool of adhesion in two very different constitutional settings – Canada and Israel – and argues for modesty as a functional virtue in law and legal process. Viewed in this way, law draws its worth from its tolerance for ambiguity, its sub-theoretical nature, and its pragmatic proceduralism, seeking to sustain political community in the presence of normative diversity, rather than speaking truth to difference.

  • Posted: 03/18/2014
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Canadian teachers fight government’s religious gag order | WORLD

Canadian Catholic school being pressured to teach all religions are equal | Christian Post

Canadian legal brief backs Catholic school’s religious liberty | EWTN/CNA

Christians ordered to teach Wiccan, pagan rites | WND

Canadian Supreme Court to decide if govt can force Catholic school to teach contrary to its beliefs

Canadian same-sex “marriage” to be recognized in Britain

Canada: University president to speak on “anti-gay” policy before Nova Scotia bar society

Canada: “Miramichi adopts flag policy after gay pride flap”

Quebec Liberals block passage of euthanasia bill

Quebec should beware of euthanasia

Della Wolf is British Columbia’s 1st child with 3 parents on birth certificate

Canada: Medical residents take stand against bill banning wearing of religious symbols by gov’t employees

Archbishop of Montreal attacks Quebec “medical aid in dying” bill

Legal Pluralism in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation | Queen’s Law Journal

Canada: Two ex-SCOC judges offer conflicting views on proposed secular charter

Canada: Have some faith in Christian law school

Ontario court orders children from Jewish sect back to foster care

Canada: Husband keeps “brain dead” pregnant wife alive to allow son to be born

Canada: Pressure mounts on law societies to reject faith-based school’s graduates

Quebec to vote on euthanasia bill that contradicts “basic human values”

Health Canada weighs RU-486 approval

Ukraine’s crackdown singling out Catholics, Canadian religious-freedom envoy says

Canada: Concordia University defends its stance against secular charter at hearings

Canada: Church wants city to take over multimillion-dollar repair costs

Quebec MNA leaves Liberals amid dispute over prohibition of religious symbols

Canada: Supreme Court weighs the future of Harper’s controversial appointment