The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms,
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, University Acts; and, Religious Freedoms.
Cynthia L Maughan v University of British Columbia et al
Appellant (Cynthia Maughan’s) Leave to Appeal Submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada
LEAVE TO APPEAL
LEAVE TO APPEAL that Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms apply to The University Act to: guarantee equal Academic Freedom and speech rights to students of faith; and, eliminate university discretion for ad hoc restrictions and interferences with religious expression and practice.
The lower courts erred in defining and assessing the “practicing Christian” plaintiff as having “religiosity” and “religious scruples” while failing to make a finding of her Religious Freedom protection. The lower courts erred in: making a finding of faculty’s Academic Freedom rights to assess the sincerity of the plaintiff/students’ religious beliefs; excluding from consideration professor-student power imbalance; the plaintiff/students’ freedom to absent from the Sunday Classes without penalty; and, the plaintiff/students of faiths’ rights to refute and pursue fruitful avenues of religious inquiry and expression.
Faculty’s Academic Assessment of Christian Student Based on Suspected Religious Motivations As An “Agenda of Resistance”; Sunday Class Abstention by “practicing Christian” student; Linguistic Research of Biblical Misquotation; Broken Accommodation Agreement; Student Efforts to Resolve Amicably; Harm to Student in Appeal to University Senate; Fiduciary Duty; Power Imbalance.
University Act Interpreted by Charter; Assessing Students Based on Religion in a Free and Democratic Society; Equality Rights; Harm to Students; Fiduciary Duty; Power Imbalance.
REPLIES to Respondent University and Faculty
Appellant Student on Dean’s List and in Top 15% of UBC Students; Specific References to Distinctions Between “Religion” v “Religiousity” and “Religious Scruples” Made in Lower Courts Outlined (Scanned)
MOTION TO ADDUCE NEW EVIDENCE –
Pattern of Faculty Association Contriving Complaints to Garner Faculty and Legal Resources Against Practicing Christians
(Scanned) Motion to Adduce New Evidence (Scanned)
REPLY to Faculty Respondent
Evidence Christian Student Has Always Welcomed Free and Open Academic Debate Against Christianity
SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DECISION in Maughan v UBC Leave to Appeal
Cynthia L Maughan v University of British Columbia et al: Appellant (Maughan’s) Leave to Appeal