This is incredibly disappointing:
An event with MP Stephen Woodworth at the University of Waterloo yesterday was derailed as protestors shouted down the speaker, preventing Mr. Woodworth from continuing his presentation to the students assembled. […]
Mr. Woodworth, MP for the Kitchener Centre riding, had brought forward Motion 312 at the House of Commons last year, which called for a re-examination of the 400 year-old definition of a human being in the Canadian Criminal Code. His presentation on Wednesday was to address that topic as well as to take questions from the audience. Mr. Woodworth was only able to get through one third of the presentation before the chanting and yelling prevented him from being heard.
Although campus security was present, they failed to take any kind of action to allow Mr. Woodworth to continue his presentation. When asked to intervene they declined to do so, stating that unless the protesters became violent, they could not step in.
“This is an elected member of our government speaking at an institution that is supposed to have a high value for free speech,” states Clarissa Luluquisin who was in attendance and is the Central Campus Coordinator of the National Campus Life Network, which supports pro-life groups across Canada. “Instead of respectfully listening and then asking questions, we see that the protestors preferred to cling to a few pieces of rhetoric rather than listening to anything Mr. Woodworth might say.”
You can watch a video of the protest here. Yup, they wore the vagina costumes.
Andrea adds: Talk about unhinged students. Is that a man wearing a uterus? I can’t quite see. Am I allowed to ask, or is that too old-fashioned these days? Who is allowed to call women “c*nts” (sorry for the crassness, but that’s what I heard in the opening line of the video) and pretend it is pro-woman? Pro-choicers, that’s who! Don’t give these students a free pass. This is reprehensible, immature, anti-democratic behaviour masquerading as protest. In genitalia costumes, no less. Really, people. I shake my head. And since there are police officers there, I’d like to ask why they are doing absolutely nothing. Seems to me a bit of a “guiding gently” out the door would have been a really helpful thing.by