Three Recent Cases Confirm Canadian Approach to Church Property Disputes

Authors

  • MH Ogilvie

Keywords:

Church Government, Theology, Church Property, Religious disputes

Abstract

In three recent Canadian provincial appellate court cases, the courts confirmed that the proper approach to disputes arising from religious institutions is simply to interpret and apply to constitutions of those institutions in the same manner as non-religious institutions. The American “neutral principles” approach was dismissed either directly or indirectly, and a straight-forward Canadian approach adopted.

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Published

2015-12-01

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