Draft report on non-discrimination provision and the National Requirement

In view of the ongoing litigation between Trinity Western University and the law societies in Ontario and British Columbia, the Council of the Federation has suspended the consultation on the draft report released by the National Requirement Review Committee (“NRRC”).

The consultation report, prepared pursuant to the mandate of the NRRC to consider whether a non-discrimination provision should be added to the National Requirement, was not provided to or approved by the Federation Council or the law societies prior to its release. The preliminary views expressed in the draft report do not necessarily represent the views of the Federation or its member law societies.

Decisions about the future of the consultation will be made following completion of the litigation. In the meantime, any feedback received to date will not be considered by the NRRC.