Docket

37318

Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, et al.

(British Columbia) (Civil) (By Leave)

Proceedings
Date Proceeding Filed By
(if applicable)
2017-11-09 Notice of change of counsel, (Book Form), Joint with 37209; Kristine Spence of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is now counsel of Record, Jeffrey W. Beedell of Gowling WLG (Canada) is now agent. Law Students' Society of Ontario
2017-11-08 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Re: Oral Submissions Trinity Western University
2017-11-06 Appeal perfected for hearing
2017-10-11 Correspondence received from, Intervener - Request for 4X reserved seats Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-09-25 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with reply factum, Completed on: 2017-09-25 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-09-25 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-09-25 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-09-25 Respondent's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209; Reply Factum, Completed on: 2017-09-25 Trinity Western University
2017-09-25 Reply factum on appeal, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-25 Trinity Western University
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209; Service missing-rec'd 2017/09/13, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Canadian Association of University Teachers
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209; service missing-rec'd 2017/09/13, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Canadian Association of University Teachers
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Canadian Secular Alliance
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 British Columbia Humanist Association
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209; proof of service missing, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Law Students' Society of Ontario
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-09-13 West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2017-09-11 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Faith, Fealty & Creed Society
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-11 Faith, Fealty & Creed Society
2017-09-11 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-09-11 BC LGBTQ Coalition
2017-09-08 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-08 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2017-09-08 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-08 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2017-09-07 Correspondence received from, Thomas Slade dated 2017-09-07. Re: Correction at page 1 of the factum National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' Associations
2017-09-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Canadian Bar Association
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Canadian Bar Association
2017-09-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-09-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' Associations
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' Associations
2017-09-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 International Coalition of Professors of Law
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 International Coalition of Professors of Law
2017-09-05 Intervener's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-09-05 Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
2017-09-05 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-09-05 Advocates' Society
2017-08-31 Notice of name, Joint with 37209 Lawyer's Right Watch Canada
2017-08-31 Intervener's factum, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-08-31 Lawyer's Right Watch Canada
2017-08-21 Correspondence (sent by the Court) to, Joint with 37209; Response to correspondence dated July 18, 2017.
2017-08-21 Appeal hearing scheduled, 2017-11-30, hearing date also includes December 1, 2017.
2017-08-18 Notice of hearing sent to parties
2017-07-31 Order by, CJ, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. The hearing of these appeals, previously set down for one day, will occupy two days. The hearing is tentatively scheduled for November 30 and December 1, 2017.
2. The Order of Justice Wagner, dated July 27, 2017, is varied as follows:
(a) The motions for leave to intervene of: the Canadian Council of Christian Charities; the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops; the Canadian Association of University Teachers; the Law Students’ Society of Ontario; the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada; the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Christian Higher Education Canada (jointly); the British Columbia Humanist Association; the Canadian Secular Alliance; the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust; the Faith, Fealty & Creed Society; the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Catholic Civil Rights League and the Faith and Freedom Alliance (jointly); and the World Sikh Organization of Canada are granted and the said interveners are each entitled to serve and file a single factum common to both appeals not to exceed 10 pages, on or before September 11, 2017.
(b) The motions for leave to intervene of: Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Trans People of the University of Toronto (LGBTOUT); the United Church of Canada; and Start Proud and OUTlaws (jointly) are granted and the said interveners are each entitled to serve and file a single factum not to exceed 10 pages, on or before September 11, 2017, in the appeal Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. Law Society of Upper Canada (37209).
(c) The motions for leave to intervene of West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund and the BC LGBTQ Coalition are granted and the said interveners are each entitled to serve and file a single factum not to exceed 10 pages, on or before September 11, 2017, in the appeal Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant (37318).
(d) Each intervener is granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding 5 minutes at the hearing of the appeals.
(e) Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant (jointly), the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Law Society of British Columbia are each permitted to serve and file a single 15-page factum in reply to all interventions on or before September 25, 2017.
3. The interveners are not entitled to raise new issues or to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record of the parties.
4. Pursuant to Rule 59(1)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the interveners will pay to the appellants and respondents any additional disbursements occasioned to the appellants and respondents by their intervention.
Allowed
2017-07-27 Order on motion for leave to intervene, by Justice Wagner
2017-07-27 Order on motion to extend time, by Justice Wagner
2017-07-27 Decision on the motion for leave to intervene, Wa, UPON APPLICATIONS by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities; the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada; the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops; the Canadian Association of University Teachers; The Advocates’ Society; the Canadian Bar Association; the Christian Legal Fellowship; the Law Students’ Society of Ontario; the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada; the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Christian Higher Education Canada (jointly); the International Coalition of Professors of Law; the British Columbia Humanist Association; the Canadian Secular Alliance; the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust; the Faith, Fealty & Creed Society; the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Catholic Civil Rights League and the Faith and Freedom Alliance (jointly); the World Sikh Organization of Canada; and the National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' for leave to intervene in the above appeals;
AND UPON APPLICATIONS by the Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Trans People of the University of Toronto (LGBTOUT); the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario); the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; the United Church of Canada; and the Start Proud and OUTlaws (jointly) for leave to intervene in the appeal Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. Law Society of Upper Canada (37209);
AND UPON APPLICATIONS by the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund and the BC LGBTQ Coalition for leave to intervene in the appeal Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant (37318);
AND UPON APPLICATION by the Lawyers’ Right Watch Canada for an extension of time to serve their motion for leave to intervene and for leave to intervene in the above appeals;
AND THE MATERIAL FILED having been read;
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
The motion for an extension of time is granted.
The motions for leave to intervene of the Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada; the Advocates’ Society; the Canadian Bar Association; the Christian Legal Fellowship; the International Coalition of Professors of Law; the National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees and Lawyers’ Right Watch Canada are granted and the said interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a single factum common to both appeals not to exceed ten (10) pages in length, on or before September 5, 2017.

The motions for leave to intervene of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are granted and the said interveners shall be entitled to each serve and file a single factum not to exceed ten (10) pages in length, on or before September 5, 2017, in the appeal Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. Law Society of Upper Canada (37209).

The said (9) nine interveners are each granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing of the appeal.

The Attorney General of Ontario is named as an intervener as of right in the appeal Trinity Western University and Brayden Volkenant v. Law Society of Upper Canada (37209) and shall be granted permission to present oral argument not exceeding five (5) minutes at the hearing.

The motions for leave to intervene of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities; the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops; the Canadian Association of University Teachers; the Law Students’ Society of Ontario; the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada; the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the Christian Higher Education Canada (jointly); the British Columbia Humanist Association; the Canadian Secular Alliance; the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust; the Faith, Fealty & Creed Society; the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver, the Catholic Civil Rights League and the Faith and Freedom Alliance (jointly); the World Sikh Organization of Canada; the Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Trans People of the University of Toronto (LGBTOUT); the United Church of Canada; the Start Proud and OUTlaws (jointly); the West Coast Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund; and the BC LGBTQ Coalition are dismissed.

The requests to file a reply factum are dismissed.
The interveners are not entitled to raise new issues or to adduce further evidence or otherwise to supplement the record of the parties.
Pursuant to Rule 59(1)(a) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada, the interveners shall pay to the appellants and respondents any additional disbursements occasioned to the appellants and respondents by their intervention.
Allowed in part
2017-07-27 Decision on motion to extend time, Wa
Granted
2017-07-27 Submission of motion for leave to intervene, (26 motions), Wa
2017-07-27 Submission of motion to extend time, Wa
2017-07-18 General proceeding, (Letter Form), Joint with 37209; requests the two appeals be heard separately. Law Society of British Columbia
2017-07-17 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Trinity Western University
2017-07-17 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form) Trinity Western University
2017-07-17 Respondent's book of authorities, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-07-17 Trinity Western University
2017-07-17 Respondent's record, (Book Form), (5 volumes), Completed on: 2017-07-17 Trinity Western University
2017-07-17 Respondent's factum, (Book Form), service missing-rec'd 2017/07/19, Completed on: 2017-07-17 Trinity Western University
2017-07-06 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Debra Diepeveen (by email). Matthew J. Halpin is agent for the intervener. (joint with 37209) Law Students' Society of Ontario
2017-07-05 Appellant's record, (Book Form), Supplementary, Completed on: 2017-07-05 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-07-05 Correspondence received from, Marie-France Major (by email). Avnish Nanda and Balpreet Singh Boparai are counsels for the intervener. (joint with 37209) World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-06-30 Response to motion to extend time, (Included in the response to the motion for leave to intervene), Completed on: 2017-06-30 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-06-30 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-06-30, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-30) Law Society of British Columbia
2017-06-29 Reply to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), (joint with 37209), Completed on: 2017-06-29 Canadian Association of University Teachers
2017-06-28 Motion to extend time, (Letter Form), to serve the motion for leave to intervene. (joint with 37209), Completed on: 2017-06-28, (Printed version filed on 2017-06-29) Lawyer's Right Watch Canada
2017-06-23 Response to the motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), joint with 37209; paper copy rec'd 2017/06/26, Completed on: 2017-06-23 Trinity Western University
2017-06-22 Notice of name, (Letter Form), service to come-rec'd 2017/06/23 West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2017-06-21 Notice of name, (Letter Form) National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' Associations
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-20 National Coalition of Catholic School Trustees' Associations
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form) World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-20 World Sikh Organization of Canada
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-06-20 West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Canadian Secular Alliance
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-27 Canadian Secular Alliance
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Included in the motion for leave to intervene) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-20 Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (joint with 37209) Faith, Fealty & Creed Society
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), (joint with 37209), Completed on: 2017-06-20, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-20) Faith, Fealty & Creed Society
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form) Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-20 Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form) British Columbia Humanist Association
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-20 British Columbia Humanist Association
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-06-20 International Coalition of Professors of Law
2017-06-20 Notice of name, (Letter Form) BC LGBTQ Coalition
2017-06-20 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-06-20 BC LGBTQ Coalition
2017-06-19 Notice of name, (Included in the motion for leave to intervene) Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-19 Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
2017-06-19 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (joint with 37209) Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), (joint with 37209), Completed on: 2017-06-19, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada
2017-06-19 Notice of name Law Students' Society of Ontario
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-19 Law Students' Society of Ontario
2017-06-19 Notice of name, (Letter Form), Joint with 37209, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-19, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Christian Legal Fellowship
2017-06-19 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Canadian Bar Association
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Completed on: 2017-06-19, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Canadian Bar Association
2017-06-19 Notice of name, Joint with 37209 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2017-06-19 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (joint with 37209), (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Advocates' Society
2017-06-19 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), (joint with 37209), Completed on: 2017-06-19, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-19) Advocates' Society
2017-06-16 Notice of name, (Letter Form), (Printed version filed on 2017-06-20) Lawyer's Right Watch Canada
2017-06-16 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Proof of service incomplete (received 2017-06-29)., Completed on: 2017-06-29, (Printed version filed on 2017-06-20) Lawyer's Right Watch Canada
2017-06-16 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-16 Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
2017-06-15 Notice of name, (Letter Form), Joint with 37209, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-15) Canadian Association of University Teachers
2017-06-15 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-15, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-15) Canadian Association of University Teachers
2017-06-15 Notice of name, (Letter Form), Joint with 37209, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-15) Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
2017-06-15 Motion for leave to intervene, (Letter Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-15, (Electronic version filed on 2017-06-15) Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada
2017-06-12 Notice of name Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-06-12 Motion for leave to intervene, (Book Form), Joint with 37209, Completed on: 2017-06-12 Canadian Council of Christian Charities
2017-05-26 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Letter Form) Law Society of British Columbia
2017-05-23 Certificate of counsel (attesting to record), (Letter Form) Law Society of British Columbia
2017-05-23 Appellant's book of authorities, (Book Form), (2 volumes), service missing-rec'd 2017/05/25, Completed on: 2017-05-23 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-05-23 Appellant's record, (Book Form), (8 volumes), 20 copies of Volume 1, 2 copies of all other volumes; service missing-rec'd 2017/05/25, Completed on: 2017-05-23 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-05-23 Appellant's factum, (Book Form), service missing-rec'd 2017/05/25, Completed on: 2017-05-23 Law Society of British Columbia
2017-05-23 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Notice of change of Agent (Mark Jewett has been appointed as agent)., (Electronic version filed on 2017-05-16) Trinity Western University
2017-03-27 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form), All Attorneys General were served on 2017-03-27, Completed on: 2017-03-28, (Electronic version filed on 2017-03-27) Law Society of British Columbia
2017-03-27 Notice of appeal, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2017-03-27, (Electronic version filed on 2017-03-27) Law Society of British Columbia
2017-03-27 Notice of constitutional question(s), (Letter Form), Proof of service missing (received 2017-03-28) All attorneys General were served on 2017-03-27., Completed on: 2017-03-29, (Electronic version filed on 2017-03-27) Trinity Western University
2017-03-06 Letter advising the parties of tentative hearing date and filing deadlines (Leave granted)
2017-02-28 Correspondence received from, (Letter Form), Kevin L. Boonstra (by email). Robyn Ryan Bell will act as agent for the respondents., (Electronic version filed on 2017-02-28) Trinity Western University
2017-02-24 Copy of formal judgment sent to Registrar of the Court of Appeal and all parties
2017-02-24 Judgment on leave sent to the parties
2017-02-23 Decision on the application for leave to appeal, CJ Abe Mo Ka Wa Ga Côt Br Row,
The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Vancouver), Number CA43367, 2016 BCCA 423, dated November 1, 2016, is granted with costs in the cause. The appeal will be heard with Trinity Western University, et al. v. Law Society of Upper Canada (37209). The appellant is required to serve and file a Notice of Constitutional Question in Form 33B in accordance with subrules 33(2) and (3) of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Granted, with costs in the cause
2017-01-23 All materials on application for leave submitted to the Judges, Abe Ka Br, for consideration by the Court
2016-12-09 Respondent's response on the application for leave to appeal, (Letter Form), Completed on: 2016-12-13, (Printed version filed on 2016-12-13) Trinity Western University
2016-12-06 Correspondence received from, Peter Gall dated 2016-12-06. Re: Return of the C/A order form and draft order Law Society of British Columbia
2016-11-29 Letter acknowledging receipt of an incomplete application for leave to appeal and without formal Court of Appeal order, File opened on 2016-11-29
2016-11-28 Book of authorities, (Book Form) Law Society of British Columbia
2016-11-28 Certificate (on limitations to public access), (Included in the application for leave to appeal) Law Society of British Columbia
2016-11-28 Notice of name, (Included in the application for leave to appeal) Law Society of British Columbia
2016-11-28 Application for leave to appeal, (Book Form), C/A order missing - Rec'd on 2016-12-14, Completed on: 2016-12-15 Law Society of British Columbia