Freedom of Expression Tag

22 Feb 2011 Pro-life activist to get Supreme Court date

Charles Lewis, National Post · Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011: An anti-abortion activist jailed nearly two years ago for refusing to stop picketing a Toronto abortion clinic will get her case heard in the Supreme Court of Canada--but it does not mean she will be released soon. Linda Gibbons has been arrested roughly 20 times for various offences under the Criminal Code since a civil court granted a temporary injunction around several abortion clinics in downtown Toronto in...

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24 Nov 2010 Young Canadian pro-lifer arrested outside Toronto abortion facility

(Note: This is an eyewitness account of Mary Wagner’s arrest by friend of Mary and pro-life activist, John Bulsza.) November 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Yesterday, November 21, 2010, Mary Wagner, a citizen from British Columbia, was arrested at Women’s Care Abortion Clinic at 960 Lawrence Street, West in Toronto.  Her court appearance is scheduled for today, Tuesday, Nov. 23, at College Park courts, at 10:00 am. Mary was acquitted in July of a previous arrest in April of this year at a different abortion clinic in Toronto. She was incarcerated for nearly four months at the Milton Vanier Centre for Women.
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09 Sep 2010 University of Calgary Appeal Board refuses to hear appeal of students found guilty of “non-academic misconduct”

CALGARY: The Appeal Board at the University of Calgary has refused to hold a hearing to consider the appeal of eight University of Calgary students found guilty of “non-academic misconduct” for having set up a controversial pro-life display on campus on April 8, 2010.  The students have refused to comply with the University’s censorship demands that their signs be turned inwards in such a way no passersby can see the signs.  The Appeal Board has upheld the finding of “guilty” without the benefit of a hearing at which the students and their lawyer could present evidence or arguments.
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28 Jul 2010 Woman Jailed for Abortion Counseling in Toronto Acquitted, Set Free

By John Jalsevac, July 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mary Wagner, the young woman who was jailed earlier this year for entering an abortion clinic and counseling women and abortion workers, has been acquitted of all charges and freed from jail. Mary Wagner’s mother, Jane Wagner, told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that she received a call from Mary this morning saying that she had been acquitted, but was unable to provide specific details about the judge’s decision. Attempts to contact Mary have been unsuccessful.
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07 Jun 2010 Gibbons Case May Be Headed to Supreme Court

TORONTO, June 4, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Constitutional arguments and an application for a change in bail conditions consumed an entire day of Provincial Court time on June 2, when Linda Gibbons appeared for her latest hearings as part of an increasingly complex web of legal issues surrounding her more recent pro-life demonstrations outside a Toronto abortion site.
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10 May 2010 U of C Finds Pro-Life Students Guilty

May 10th, 2010: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEU OF C FINDS PRO-LIFE STUDENTS GUILTY AFTER CLOSED-DOOR HEARINGS,VOWS “MORE SEVERE SANCTIONS” FOR FUTURE PRO-LIFE ACTIVITIESCALGARY – The University of Calgary has notified eight members of the Campus Pro-Life (CPL) student group that they have been found guilty of a major violation under the Non-Academic Misconduct Policy regarding a pro-life display held last month. The verdict comes one week after the students each attended individual, closed-door hearings with an Associate Vice-Provost during which legal representatives were disallowed.
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16 Mar 2009 Council votes to allow atheist bus ads: Ruling made to uphold freedom of expression

ARPA Note: Read Rev. George Van Popta's response to these bus ads by clicking here. By Patrick Dare, The Ottawa Citizen, March 12, 2009 - Ottawa Council has voted to allow advertisements on the city’s bus fleet that question the existence of God. Councillors voted 13-7 Wednesday to overrule OC Transpo management, which had not permitted ads that read: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The ads, from the Free Thought Association of Canada, are running on buses in Toronto, London and Calgary.Bay Councillor Alex...

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