Judicial turbulence ahead

In a previous article I blogged about the loss of religious freedom in Canada, but how that loss (though far more becoming of, say, North Korea than an allegedly “free” nation) was the lesser concern. The greater concern was the lack of judicial stability. Judges change their minds – and legal precedent – on a whim.

Well, it appears to have happened again.

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The Supreme Court of Canada strikes (out) again

Two legal decisions were made at two supreme courts in two separate countries in recent weeks that will surely go down in legal history for a number of reasons, not least of which is the stunning parallels and differences between them. Both of the cases involved a dispute between the LGBTQ+ community and a privately owned religious business. Both of the cases resulted in a 7-2 decision.

And yet both of the cases resulted in completely divergent conclusions. In America freedom of conscience prevailed, and in Canada freedom of conscience was sacrificed.

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