Pro-Life group sues Carleton University over arrests

23 Feb 2011 Pro-Life group sues Carleton University over arrests

National Post, Feb 23 2011: Members of a campus anti-abortion group, who were arrested in October at Carleton University for displaying graphic signs of aborted fetuses, have filed a lawsuit against Carleton University, claiming the administration broke its own codes of conduct regarding human rights and academic freedom as well as violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Four students, all part of Carleton Lifeline, were charged with trespassing and were taken into custody by Ottawa police. A fifth student from Queen’s University was also arrested. All were charged with trespassing. “There are two issues here,” said Albertos Polizogopoulos, the Ottawa lawyer representing the students. “This is clearly a case of censorship by suppressing freedom of expression. And the university is practicing discrimination by taking sides on a political issue. Read More

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