Trinity Western University and the Supreme Court

August 8, 2017

So episode 61 – a new record.  But you know that right? Because you subscribe to the show on iTunes and have already rated and reviewed the podcast- right? You should.

This episode we are joined by Ian Bishfield – Executive Director of the @BCHumanist@bccla board member, and the left half of @PolitiCoastPod.

First we nerd out about British Columbia politics and then we talk about the strange case of Trinity Western University and the Supreme Court of Canada.

We talked about the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision a few months ago – can the Law Society of Upper Canada refuse to accredit a law school with discriminatory and homophobic policies – the Ontario Court of Appeal says YES.

But controversy erupted before the Supreme Court heard any arguments when Justice Wagner denied intervenor status to groups representing the LGBTQ perspective (Wagner gave the thumbs up to religious groups). The the chief justice reversed his decision, and then the Supreme Court issued a press release, and then Wagner spilled his guts to the Globe and Mail.

It was a rather strange affair and perhaps a rare glimpse into some politics at Canada’s highest court.

We also have some new art – it is still new because it is way easier to just copy and past this section each week – from an awesome young designer Parker Mazerolle – serious he is crazy good – go check out his work.

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