Barry Bussey is legal director for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, one of the intervenor's in Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. In 2013, he was a recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.Bio last modified May 22nd, 2019.
Attacking faith-based institutions for upholding codes of conduct ignores the Charter, violates the spirit of pluralism, and risks undermining religious freedom, argues lawyer Barry Bussey.
Lawyer Barry Bussey, who argued as an intervenor in the Trinity Western University hearings last winter, says Canadians must demand their legislatures protect religious freedom from a Supreme Court that seems to have lost its way.
The decision by Justice Jamie Campbell in the dispute between Trinity Western University and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society was more than just a win for TWU. It opens our eyes to how blind Canada's lawyers have become.