I don't have much time for the newsletter today as I'm finishing off a number of tasks before I head off to Ottawa tomorrow morning. There I'll be meeting up with our lawyers from Hakemi & Ridgedale to prep for our arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday and Friday.
Our first appearance at the country's highest court is in the cases over evangelical Trinity Western University's proposed law school. We're specifically arguing that TWU can't claim religious freedom as organizations don't have recognized beliefs in Canadian law.
You can read the full arguments that we submitted in our factum.
If you are interested in watching the hearings at home, they'll be live broadcast on CPAC. Unfortunately, we don't know what time we'll be presenting, so your best bet will be to follow our Twitter account, where I'll be live-tweeting the hearings. You can also follow #TWUlaw for everyone's running commentary on the hearings (you should be able to view those links without a Twitter account).
Finally, after each day's hearings, I'm going to debrief with our lawyers on Facebook live. Look for those videos on our Facebook page around 5pm EST on Thursday and Friday. I'll share links to those next week (I'll make sure you can see them without a Facebook account then).
If you want to help, please add to the conversation on social media and consider making a donation to our year-end campaign.
Winter Solstice Dinner
Tickets are selling fast for our Solstice Dinner this year, so make sure to try to get yours soon.
On December 21, 2017, we cordially invite you to join us for our annual Winter Solstice Dinner.
For the second year, our dinner will be held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts next to Granville Island.
Tickets are $50 and available online.
I know a couple people have had issues with the online payment system this year. I'm still trying to sort that out but if you are having issues, let me know by email and either bring a cheque to one of our events or mail it to us at 400 - 3381 Cambie St, Vancouver BC V5Z 4R3.
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Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Dr Eddie Win - Myanmar and the Rohingya at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 at 7:00 PM
- Book Club: The Allure of Toxic Leaders by Jean Lipman-Blumen at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 6:00 PM
- Winter Solstice Dinner at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
The Vancouver Sunday Meetings on December 24 and 31 will be cancelled.