The west is turning more soviet every day, it seems. This post is based on a recent Jordan Peterson video: A Call to Rebellion for Ontario Legal Professionals.
Professional licensing organizations are sold to the public as entities designed to ensure high-quality standards. They are nothing of the sort. They are gatekeepers, agents that work to limit supply such that they can secure higher prices for the services of their members.
In other words, the mission is primarily economic. Well…welcome to the next chapter, courtesy of The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC):
All lawyers and paralegals play a vital role in Accelerating Culture Shift, one of 5 strategies adopted by the Law Society to address the barriers faced by racialized licensees.
I thought lawyers played a vital role in drawing contracts, defending clients, and ensuring justice (and on the last two, my experience suggests otherwise).
As part of this strategy you are required to create and abide by an individual Statement of Principles that acknowledges your obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion generally, and in your behaviour towards colleagues, employees, clients and the public.
Anyone who works via the good graces of a professional licensing organization should read this statement carefully; consider the implications.
The LSUC will make it easy for a lawyer to comply:
The Law Society has developed resources to help in creating your personal Statement of Principles.
We have provided templates of two sample statements. To satisfy the requirement you may adopt and abide by either statement.
Your principles. For anyone who holds principles, these are rather personal and deeply held. But this licensing body will offer you samples from which you can choose. The templates can be found here; they offer just what you would expect.
OK, so this is enough of the type of society that is being created for us; what about the society they work to destroy?
University that forbids sex outside heterosexual marriage takes fight for law school to top court in Ontario
A private Christian university that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage will be in Ontario’s top court this week, seeking a green light for its proposed law school after the province’s law society denied it accreditation.
Trinity Western University is a Christian University based in British Columbia. From the university:
“The LSUC refused to accredit TWU because of those religious beliefs, and not because TWU’s students would not meet appropriate standards of learning, professional competence and professional conduct.”
The accrediting body with which they are fighting is the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) – yes, you got it right; the same body that wants to “play a vital role in Accelerating Culture Shift” by requiring their members to make a statement of principles – and they will offer their members the principles.
They seem to be working that “cultural shift” from both ends.
So…in order to practice law in Ontario, one must hold a license from the LSUC – there is no choice. While the penalties have not been specified, it is safe to assume that refusal to sign a satisfactory statement of principles could lead to losing one’s law license.
But a single law school – one of dozens if not hundreds in Canada – places requirements and expectations on their students; if the student does not wish to abide by this conduct, they are free to attend one of dozens or hundreds of other schools.
This is your culture shift: they do not respect western civilization; they choose to destroy it. It is Gramsci, pure and simple.