Canadian Lawyer Magazine quotes Vancouver lawyer Geoffrey Cowper in an article about religious freedom and discrimination in law schools across three provinces.
“What freedom of religion consists of is at the heart of this,” says Geoffrey Cowper, lead counsel for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Christian Higher Education Canada, which were interveners in the B.C. litigation. Cowper, who heads the litigation and dispute resolution group at Fasken Martineau LLP, questions whether critics are genuinely concerned about the proposed law school’s admissions policy. “Certain faith traditions are not acceptable to some parts of Canadian society now,” he says.