Weighing in on Trinity Western University

Omar Ha-Redeye spoke to Newstalk 1010 on the recent decision by the Law Society of Upper Canada to reject accreditation of the new law school at Trinity Western University.

He explained the position that any law school in Canada should reflect Canadian values, including equity for gay rights.

Thomas Conway, Treasurer of the law society, stated,


Convocation voted to reject the accreditation of TWU by a vote of 28 to 21 with one abstention, following two days of debate, which were webcast to the public and the profession.


Benchers took this issue very seriously, and did not find it easy to reach a decision. As members of the legal profession, we recognize the entrenched values of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Ontario’s Human Rights Code, including the right of equality and the right to freedom of religion, and the foundational nature of those rights to our democracy.

full transcript of the proceedings is available, as is a webcast of the law society’s meeting.