We Care About Freedom! Events

Former Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth, with a delegation from The Democracy Defence Initiative, will deliver an Open Letter to the offices of several B.C. Law Society Benchers each weekday from now until May 9, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to support freedom of association and freedom of belief, and to protest the treatment of members of the Trinity Western University church community by the Law Society of British Columbia. The delegation will remain outside each office for one hour to distribute the letter publicly.

The letter urges the Law Society accept the resounding and unanimous defence of freedom issued by the B.C. Court of Appeal and to cause the B.C. Law Society to withdraw its appeal against the Court’s Trinity Western University decision.

“In 1948 wise leaders declared in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion…”. These were not just empty words but a sturdy foundation for civilized democracy, purchased with blood. It is outrageous to now cast the aside these ideals.” said Woodworth, describing the planned event. Referring to the Law Society’s appeal of the B.C. Appeal Court decision, he added “Punishing any citizen for their peaceful beliefs or their religious affiliation is simply outrageous. When was any authority in Canada given that power?”

We would benefit from your presence. Here is the schedule:

Monday, May 1st Tuesday, May 2nd Wednesday, May 3rd Thursday, May 4th Friday, May 5th
Herman Van Ommen, Q.C. Tony Wilson Craig Ferris, Q.C. Jamie Maclaren Martin Finch
McCarthy Tetrault Boughtonlaw Lawson Lundell MacLaren Law Office Baker Newby
745 Thurlow St #2400 Suite 700 – 595 Burrard Street Suite 1600 Cathedral Place, 925 West Georgia Street 853 East Georgia Street 200–2955 Gladwin Rd
Vancouver Vancouver, Vancouver Vancouver Abbotsford
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Monday, May 8th Tuesday, May 9th      
Gregory A Petrisor; Lee Ongman Sarah Westwood      
Petrisor Law;             Traxler Haines Yuen Westwood      
512&614-1488 4th Ave. 3707-2nd Ave.      
Prince George Smithers      
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