In the background materials posted on the Law Society website for Convocation in December of 2017, a brief of supportive letters was included. None of the many letters written by lawyers and legal associations which expressed concern about the Statement of Principles, or the EDI initiative generally, were included.
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Mar21WedMarch 21, 2018I comply with all applicable human rights legislation, but I have no legal obligation to "promote" any particular policy, practice or philosophy. I believe it is beyond the Law Society's legal mandate to require me to sign such a statement. I also believe that such forced expression is unconstitutional, as a violation of my right to freedom of expression.