On Values Screening

In conversation with an advocate for values screening recently, I posed the question “Why do you suppose it’s unconstitutional to punish anyone for thinking non-conforming thoughts (as distinct from the legitimate legal strategy of punishing harmful conduct)?” The answer includes at least several elements. The reason is that it is loathsome and unhealthy for people … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

“Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty”

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Magna Carta: Our Shared Legacy of Liberty” (A John Robson Documentary) Presented by The Democracy Defence Initiative at Langley Canadian Reformed Church, 21804 52nd Avenue, Langley, British Columbia V2Y 1L3.  Following this 45 minute film, former M.P. Stephen Woodworth will deliver a brief update on challenges … [Read more…]

*Have You Heard of Marcel Callo?*

I saw an interesting note today on Marcel Callo, from France during wartime occupation by the Nazis. At age 22 he was ordered into a forced labour camp. A year later, the report says, he was arrested by the Nazis for being “too Catholic” and was eventually sent to the Mathausen concentration camp in Austria. … [Read more…]

Ontario’s New Definition of “Equality”!!!

How did B.C.’s appeal court reach a different conclusion than Ontario’s in the Trinity Western case? By rejecting the principle of factional superiority ironically proposed in Orwell’s analysis of fascist dictatorships, “Animal Farm.” Ontario’s court approved a description of the Law Society’s historical mandate “ to remove all barriers to entry to the legal profession … [Read more…]