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TWU says faith-based ethics code that discriminates against LGBTQ students is no longer compulsory
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TWU president Bob Kuhn said making the faith-based ‘community covenant’ optional for students does not change the mission of the evangelical Christian university located in Langley, B.C.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 5:49 PM

In an effort to revive the prospects of its proposed law school, Trinity Western University (TWU) says it will no longer compel students to sign a faith-based code of ethics that restricts sexual intimacy to marriage between one man and one woman, on pain of expulsion from the Evangelical Christian university. TWU, which last June unsuccessfully challenged at the Supreme Court of Canada separate decisions by the law societies of Ontario and B.C. not to accredit its nascent law school, announced Aug. 14 that students and would-be students will no longer be required to sign and abide by the formerly mandatory “community covenant” which both the legal regulators and the Supreme Court said erects discriminatory barriers to prospective LGBTQ students. ... [read more]

Nova Scotia set to join B.C. in conducting residential tenancy hearings by phone Julien Matte

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

Landlords and tenants in Nova Scotia looking to put an official end to arguments will no longer look each other in the eye. Effective Sept. 4, the province will become only the second in the country to conduct residential tenancy hearings via telephone. ... [read more]

Change policies on searching electronic devices at border: B.C. civil liberties group Meghan McDermott, B.C. Civil Liberties Association

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:20 AM

Thousands of people cross the Canada-U.S. border every day, but it is likely most of them don’t know what rights border services agents have with regard to their smartphones and electronic devices. ... [read more]