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Public Officials and Freedom of Religion: The Marriage Commissioners Reference by Jennifer M. Leddy.

Feb. 14, 2011

Veiled Testimony: Reconciling Competing Charter Rights by Jennifer M. Leddy.

Oct. 28, 2010

Technical Interpretations Re: Clergy Residence Deduction by Jennifer M. Leddy.

June 24, 2010

Divisional Court Decision Provides Mixed Results in Christian Horizons Appeal by Jennifer M. Leddy and Terrance S. Carter.

May 26, 2010

Cornwall Inquiry Releases Report with Recommendations Regarding the Prevention Of and Responses to Child Abuse by Terrance S. Carter and Esther S.J. Oh.

Jan. 28, 2010

Top Court Minimizes Freedom of Religion in Hutterite Case by Jennifer M. Leddy.

Oct. 28, 2009

Life in the Balance: Supreme Court of Canada Weighs the Rights of Mature Adolescents to Refuse Medical Treatment by Jennifer M. Leddy.

July 30, 2009

New U.K. Charity Commission Policy on the Advancement of Religion for the Public Benefit by Terrance S. Carter, assisted by Jeremy I. Tam.

February 26, 2009

Motorcycle Helmets and Religion: Case Comment on the Badesha Decision by Terrance S. Carter, assisted by Jeremy I. Tam.

January 23, 2009

Thoughts on Child Protection Policies: How to Make Them Work for Your Charity by Esther S.J. Oh, assisted by Pamela Shin.

November 27, 2008

The Christian Horizons Decision: A Case Comment by Registered Charities by Terrance S. Carter, assisted by Derek B. Mix-Ross.

May 28, 2008

Supreme Court of Canada Decision Permits Judicial Interference In Religious Disputes by Terrance S. Carter and Derek B. Mix-Ross.

Dec 20, 2007

Lessons Learned From Restructuring Within The Roman Catholic Church by Francis G. Morrisey, Adjunct Professor of Canon Law, Saint Paul University, Ottawa.

Nov 7, 2007

Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Province’s Obligation to Accommodate Religious Beliefs by Terrance S. Carter and Nancy E. Claridge.

June 15, 2007

Operator’s Licenses and Religious Freedom: A Case Comment by Mervyn F. White and Anne-Marie Langan.

July 19, 2006

Supreme Court Gives Strong Endorsement to Freedom of Religion by Terrance S. Carter and Anne-Marie Langean, assisted by Nancy E. Claridge.

No.17 March 16, 2006
Knights of Columbus Decision and the Implications for Churches and Religious Charities that Rent Out their Facilities by Anne-Marie Langan and Terrance S. Carter. No. 16
December 15, 2005
Political Activities: What Churches and Charities Can and Cannot Do by Esther S.J. Oh and Terrance S. Carter. No. 15
December 15, 2005
Dissension in the Ranks: The Relationship Between Law, Politics and Church Discipline by Terrance S. Carter and Anne-Marie Langan. No. 14
November 15, 2005
The Employer’s Duty to Accommodate: Religious Observances and Beliefs by Anne-Marie Langan and Mervyn F. White. No. 13
September 27, 2005
Implications of Recent Amendments to Civil Marriage Act for Religious Groups and Officials by Terrance S. Carter and Anne-Marie Langan. No. 12
September 6, 2005
Supreme Court of Canada Brings Clarity to Vicarious Liabiltiy of Churches in Canada by Mervyn F. White.
May 31,

Recent Ontario Decision Revisits Prayer in Government Proceedings by Mervyn F. White. No.10
April 30,

Becoming a Recognized Religious Denomination In Ontario by Suzanne E. White and Terrance S. Carter. No.9
April 29,

Update Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Legislation (Bill C-38 and Bill 171) by Terrance S. Carter and Mervyn F. White, assisted by Anne-Marie Langan. No.8
February 28, 2005
Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Reference: What Are The Implications For Churches And Religious Officials? by Terrance S. Carter and Mervyn F. White. No.7
January 10, 2005

Advancing Religion as a Charity: Is it Losing Ground? by Terrance S. Carter and Jacqueline M. Connor. No.6
November 10, 2004
Supreme Court of Canada Adopts Broad View of Religious Freedom by Terrance S. Carter
No. 5
August 23,

Federal Court of Appeal Weighs in on Definition of Advancing Religion by Terrance S. Carter
No. 4
August 20,

Recent Decision Casts Doubt on Use of Matthew 18: 15-18 to Address Church Disputes by Mervyn F. White. No. 3
April 27,

Criminal Code Amendments Bill C-250 (Hate Propaganda) by Bruce W. Long (Counsel).
March 11,

Same Sex Marriage: What Churches and Religious Organizations Can Do In Response by Terrance S. Carter and Esther S. J. Oh. No. 1
December 17,

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