Don Hutchinson

Don is the Principal of Ansero Services, a Canadian charity furthering the task of Christian witness through partnering for religious freedom, and author of Under Siege: Religious Freedom and the Church in Canada at 150 (1867–2017). A graduate of Queen's University in Kingston and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Don has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990. Not coincidentally, he is also a long time member and former board chair of Canada's Christian Legal Fellowship. 

Bio last updated July 22nd, 2021.

Don Hutchinson

Articles by Don Hutchinson

  • The Terminus of Tolerance

    In distorting legal tradition to accommodate same-sex marriage a decade ago, writes Don Hutchinson, Canadian courts may have signed the death certificate for our understanding of true tolerance as well

    Along with the new human rights protocols, in the latter part of the 20th century Canadian laws were amended to correct the historic injustice that had seen widespread discrimination against Canadians who are gay, which included the criminalization of sodomy until 1969 It was the dawn of Canada's ea...

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  • Religious Freedom & Janus-Faced Justice

    Ottawa lawyer Don Hutchinson finds the Supreme Court looking forward and backward on religious freedom cases

    (1985), the Court set out a robust definition of religious freedom that mirrored the wording in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, which includes the right to share one's beliefs openly with others, the right to worship,...

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  • Prostitution, Advocacy, and Canada's Bill C-36

    As one accepted as an advocate by those who have survived the abuses of prostitution and become activists for a community to which I have not belonged, I have engaged before Parliament and the Supreme Court of Canada; privileged to be able to use my voice, to the best of my ability, on their behalf ...

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  • The Conversation

    The Evangelical Fellowship’s Don Hutchinson on speaking faith in the public square

    DH: The court has taken hate speech out of the jurisdiction of ‘you said something awful that hurt my feelings' and into the jurisdiction of ‘your statement would cause society generally to detest a group of people with which I as an individual am associated Instead of focusing on its weaknesses and...

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