Brian Bird is a doctoral student in law at McGill University. His doctorate focuses on freedom of conscience. Brian holds degrees from Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Is group marriage the next debate?

In July, Winston Blackmore and James Oler were convicted of polygamy. These men are former leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon community in British Columbia. James Oler is married to five women. Winston Blackmore has at …

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Religious neutrality and reconciliation

Today it’s a given in Canada that institutional practice of religion in public schools is unacceptable. School prayer, for example, is a nonstarter. The journey to this destination began as a reaction to the practice …

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Understanding freedom of conscience

The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary since Confederation and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. By virtue of a court case in Ontario that might go all the way …

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