We don’t allow children to drive, vote or drink alcohol before certain legal ages, not because we want to arbitrarily restrict the actions of young people, but because it has long been accepted that there are developmental considerations to our ability to handle certain responsibilities. Yes, much of the human brain is fully developed by… Read More

I was in a meeting the other day when someone argued the Supreme Court’s decision to allow assisted suicide in certain circumstances was the “law of the land,” and we have no choice but to make it available. Actually there are several options the Federal Government could pursue in response to the ruling in the… Read More

More on this issue at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw In a disappointing decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently ruled that a refusal to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school in Ontario was reasonable and should not be overturned – even though the court found the original refusal did interfere with TWU’s religious freedom. TWU… Read More

More on this issue, including video, at theEFC.ca/Saguenay The recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on prayer before town council meetings in Saguenay, Quebec, has generated a lot of commentary. Some city councils have cancelled their prayers while others have suspended their practice of opening their meetings with prayer until they have had… Read More

Assisted Suicide

More on this issue, including video, at theEFC.ca/carter The Supreme Court ruled February 6 that the prohibition against physician-assisted suicide is unconstitutional in certain circumstances and has given Parliament 12 months to respond. As the definition of “physician-assisted death” includes the provision or administration of medication that intentionally brings about a person’s death, both assisted… Read More

Reflections on TWU v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society By EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger Originally published 4 February 2015 at theEFC.ca/NSBS2015. More on this ongoing issue at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia is a significant affirmation of religious freedom in Canada, and a victory for Trinity Western University (TWU)… Read More

By EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger Originally published 4 November 2014. Learn more on this issue at theEFC.ca/TWUlaw One of the reasons Canada has our Charter of Rights and Freedoms is to protect minority rights from the changing opinions of the majority. The recent reversal by the Law Society of B.C., which now refuses to… Read More

By EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger Originally published 30 September 2014 at theEFC.ca/PrayerandState. Available also as a printer-friendly PDF. Should prayer before city council meetings be unconstitutional? That is the issue coming before the Supreme Court of Canada in October. The question is not whether a prayer must be offered but whether a public, group… Read More