Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk has made the following statement following a letter to Trinity Western University's president outlining the decision of the minister to revoke approval for the university’s proposed school of law:
“Based on the current situation, I have decided to revoke my approval of the proposed law school at Trinity Western University. This means the university cannot enroll any students in its proposed program.
“The current uncertainty over the status of the regulatory body approval means prospective graduates may not be able to be called to the bar, or practise law, in British Columbia. This is a significant change to the context in which I made my original decision.
“Once the legal issues are resolved, TWU will have the option to renew its request for consent."
Ministry of Advanced Education