The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal made by the Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC) against the decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the chambers judge) (2016) OJLR 5 (2) 372–74, who found, in response to the application by Trinity Western University (TWU) for judicial review, that the procedures followed by the LSBC in reaching its decision that TWU Law School was not an approved faculty of law were improper and an unlawful delegation of the LSBC’s decision-making power to the members of the LSBC; that the LSBC had fettered their discretion by being bound by the results of a referendum; and that the Benchers of the LSBC failed to balance statutory obligations with Charter values.

To the question of whether the LSBC had statutory authority to refuse to approve...

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