John Carpay, a lawyer with the Canadian Constitution Foundation who is representing the group, said Campus Pro-Life’s charter right to free speech is being violated. “It’s very sad when universities and students unions seem to be disregarding the mission of the university, which is to be a place of open debate and frank discussion and free enquiry,” he said.
Tanya draws attention to a comment left below this article:
the Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not apply to universities”
Wow, I haven’t heard a more telling phrase in years. I ran into this as a lecturer at a post secondary institution here in Edmonton as well, and was forced to resign, effectively ending my career. Such is the price for bucking the establishment. But, I still am perplexed by the logic of the argument being used, since the University of Calgary is almost entirely funded by taxpayer’s money, you would think that the rules of fair play that apply to public institutions would apply. Somehow, these publicly-funded schools are now considered “private property”! Whose, I wonder?”