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|
|V6E 0C5||V7X 1S8||V6C 3L2||V6A 2A4||V2T 5T4|
|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.|
|V2L 4Y2||V0J 2N0|