On December 19, 2010. I blogged about the decision in Bentley et al. v. Anglican Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster et al. In this case, the British Columbia Court of Appeal found that parish assets are held by the Anglican parish corporations in trust for the purpose of “Anglican ministry”. Specifically, the trust to is to further Anglican ministry in accordance with Anglican doctrine within the Anglican Church of Canada, including the decision of the General Synod to bless same-sex unions.
Today, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal from that decision. This refussal ends this litigation and leaves the decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal as the final word on this issue.
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