Statement by MP Zimmer Regarding the Supreme Court of Canada Ruling Against Trinity Western University

OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court of Canada ruling 7-2 against Trinity Western University’s proposed law school:

“This ruling is extremely disappointing. It’s a sad day when our top court doesn’t follow section two, the ‘Fundamental Freedoms’ section, of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms which clearly states:

2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion;

(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d) freedom of association.

“As an alum I am disappointed for the school, but more importantly I am concerned about what this means for religious freedom in Canada.”


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