The issue is that TWU will directly discriminate against LBGTQ people, because it will require students to sign and maintain a covenant not to have sex except in the context of a heterosexual marriage. There are also many other discriminatory aspects of the covenant that students are required to agree to.
The Canadian legal profession is deeply divided. Though the Law Society of BC approved accreditation of TWU graduates, Ontario and Nova Scotia did not.
Michael Mulligan, a Victoria lawyer, initiated a petition to require the Law Society to call the SGM. He needed the signatures of at least 5% of the profession; he got more than double that.
There are no proxy votes permitted. Lawyers have to show up in person to one of the locations of the meeting. This is especially problematic for lawyers who have court commitments.
I have had an overwhelming number of lawyers offer to help me to identify supporters and get out the vote on June 10. If you are a lawyer who knows whether you can or can't go on June 10, please email me at email@example.com. That will save us phoning you.
It is very rare to have an occasion where we have the opportunity and the obligation to stand up and be counted. I look forward to seeing everyone on June 10.