Some pro-lifers from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform were acquitted of trespassing charges for displaying their signs in the Calgary airport in 2011. A good ruling.
A lawyer for eight members of the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform said a judge’s decision to acquit them of trespassing for displaying anti-abortion signs and distributing leaflets at Calgary International Airport is another positive ruling for freedom of expression. “It’s encouraging for free expression rights generally,” John Carpay said outside court on Monday, following provincial court Judge Allan Fradsham’s decision. “Decisions like these ones have persuasive influence on other court cases. It is a positive addition to the body of case law regarding free expression rights.”