15 September, 2016

Special Edition: Universities Canada and Religious Freedom | Convivium Magazine

"But there's a rub. In addition to the amendment, the board adopted a complementary policy forbidding any member institution from using "exemptions for bona fide occupational requirements in an employments relationship to discriminate based on protected grounds, whether or not such exemptions would be otherwise permitted under applicable human rights law." In other words, the carefully measured balances that courts have sorted through when it comes to conflicting rights isn't good enough for Universities Canada. To remain within Universities Canada, some universities may be required to waive some of their legal rights as both employers and educators."

Special Edition: Universities Canada and Religious Freedom | Convivium Magazine

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