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Chief justice's rare order in Trinity Western case ensures 'all voices could be heard'

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 12:19 PM | By Paula Kulig

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin’s unusual decision to vary an order from one of her colleagues that denied intervenor status to LGBTQ groups in a major case involving equality rights and religious freedom is a largely procedural matter that stemmed from a desire to hear more points of view, say several observers of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Richard Wagner"I think this is a very important case, with potential ramifications not just for the parties but for administrative law and equality law in general,” Elin Sigurdson,...